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Poker Flat LC4


Black Brant launch complex. AML 20K launcher, Pad 4

Longitude: -147.4827 deg.
Latitude: 65.1303 deg.
First Launch: 2000.02.26.
Last Launch: 2005.03.06.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Black Brant 12 Canadian sounding rocket. The Black Brant XII rocket system was a four stage system used primarily to carry a variety of payloads to high altitudes. Its development is a spin-off of the Black Brant X development. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Talos + 1 x Taurus + 1 x Black Brant VB + 1 x Nihka. Payload 136 kg to 1,500 km or 522 kg to 500 km. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. More...

Poker Flat LC4 Chronology


2000 February 26 - . 09:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12. LV Configuration: Black Brant XII NASA 40.15IE.
  • GEODESIC Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: CSA. Apogee: 990 km (610 mi).

2002 January 14 - . 08:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12. LV Configuration: Black Brant XII NASA 40.14UE.
  • SIERRA Ionosphere / aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 735 km (456 mi).

2005 March 6 - . 10:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC4. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 12. LV Configuration: Black Brant XII NASA 40.17UE. FAILURE: Black Brant sustainer stage did not ignite..
  • CASCADES auroral research experiment - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 29 km (18 mi). Summary: Planned apogee 800 km..

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