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HARP-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • 7 inch HARP Gun Canadian gun-launched sounding rocket. The highly successful 5 inch HARP gun had demonstrated the immense versatility of small portable gun systems for atmospheric exploration. The 7 inch HARP gun system represented the 5 inch system scaled up to the largest barrel size practical, while still remaining portable. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • SRC British National Space Research Council, UK. More...

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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