Jaguar (rocket)

Jaguar (rocket)

The Jaguar (also called Jabiru) was a three-stage British elevator research rocket built in several versions.

The first stage of the Jabiru Mk.1 was 5.6 m long and had a takeoff weight of 1,170 kilograms, of which about 866 kilograms were fuel. The second stage of the Jabiru Mk.1 weighed 292 kilograms, of which 184 kilograms were allotted to fuel. The third stage contained 26 kilograms of fuel. In all stages solid fuel was used. The complete rocket was 12 meters long. The Jabiru Mk.1 was launched several times between 1960 and 1964 at the aerospace testing area at Woomera, South Australia.

The follow-up version, the Jabiru Mk.2, contained an improved starting stage and a second stage with 307 kilograms of fuel as well as a third stage with 190 kilograms fuel. The Jabiru Mk.2 was launched ten times at Woomera between 1964 and 1970. This rocket was replaced by the Jabiru Mk.3 which used a modified first stage of the Jabiru Mk.2 as second stage, while the first stage remained unchanged. No third stage was used on the Mk.3. The Jabiru Mk.3 was used for re-entry experiments between 1971 and 1974.

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jaguar (disambiguation) — The jaguar is a large cat native to South and Central America. Jaguar may also refer to:Entertainment* Aimée and Jaguar, a character in the 1999 German war and drama movie * Fender Jaguar, guitar introduced in 1962, built by Fender * Jaguar… …   Wikipedia

  • Jaguar (Archie Comics) — Superherobox| caption=The Jaguar comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=The Jaguar real name=Ralph Hardy publisher=Archie Comics debut= Adventures of the Jaguar #1, September 1961 alliance color=background:#ffc0c0 status=Active… …   Wikipedia

  • SEPECAT Jaguar — infobox Aircraft name = Jaguar type = Ground attack manufacturer = SEPECAT (Bréguet/BAC) caption = A French Air Force Jaguar A during a refuelling mission over the Adriatic Sea, in support of Operation Joint Forge designer = first flight = 8… …   Wikipedia

  • Multiple Launch Rocket System — Modell eines MLRS in Gefechtsbereitschaft MLRS Allgemeine Eigenschaften Besatzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jabiru (disambiguation) — Jabiru is a kind of stork, Jabiru micteria , found in the Americas. The term may also refer to:* Jabiru Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer in Australia * Jabiru, Northern Territory, a town in Australia * Black necked Stork ( Ephippiorhynchus… …   Wikipedia

  • List of military vehicles — Military vehicles include all land combat and transportation vehicles, excluding rail based, which are designed for or are in significant use by military forces throughout the world. See also list of armoured fighting vehicles. Contents:… …   Wikipedia

  • Мальтийские конвои — Операция HALBERD, 1941 год. Крейсера прикрытия (справа налево) HMS Edinburgh, HMS Hermione, HMS Eurialus Мальтийские конвои  серия конвоев …   Википедия

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation — Sanskrit: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम् Strength s Origin is in Science [1] Agency overvi …   Wikipedia

  • Corgi Toys — (trademark) is the name of a range of die cast toy vehicles produced by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The Mettoy company was founded in 1933 by German émigré Philip Ullmann in Northampton, England, where he was later joined by… …   Wikipedia

  • Ravage (Transformers) — Ravage is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. Due to the inability to trademark the common word ravage , he is sometimes called Battle Ravage, Command Ravage or Tripredacus Agent. In 2007 Hasbro released the… …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.