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Martlet 2-1


Solid rocket stage. Mass 200 kg (441 lb).

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 170 kg (370 lb).
Height: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).
Number: 33 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Martlet 2 Canadian sounding rocket. The Martlet 2 series were the primary 16" gun-launched sub-orbital flight vehicles used during the High Altitude Research Program (HARP). Martlet 2's were used to conduct extensive research at altitudes of up to 180 km with some 200 flights being conducted between 1963 and 1967. The very low cost per flight, about $3,000, made it ideal for a wide variety of applications.. Typical mission payloads included chemical ejection to produce an observable atmospheric trail and assorted sensors with multi-channel telemetry. 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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