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Cockatoo-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 200 kg. Thrust 152.00 kN.

Status: Retired 1976.
Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 3.30 m (10.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.26 m (0.85 ft).
Thrust: 152.00 kN (34,170 lbf).
Burn time: 2.50 s.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Leopard British test vehicle. Two stage aerodynamic test vehicle consisting of 1 x Rook + 1 x Gosling. Developed from the basic Rook vehicle for tests requiring higher velocities. More...
  • HJ Nike Gosling American test vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x M-6 + 1 x Nike + 1 x Gosling More...
  • HAD Australian test vehicle. The HAD vehicle was, like HAT, a two stage rocket, based on British Gosling and LAPStar motors. First launched in 1961, it had two test flights before becoming operational. More...
  • Cockatoo The Cockatoo solid-propellant sounding rocket replaced HAD at Woomera in 1970, and consisted of a British Gosling I first stage and an Australian Lupus 1 second stage. More...
  • Corella Australian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Gosling + 1 x Dorado More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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