|Sounding rockets are scientific research rockets
used to study the upper atmosphere and space beyond. Here are a bunch of free
drawings of assorted sounding rockets that are not in my books. A couple
have appeared in Sport Rocketry
These drawings were converted from my original MacDraw documents into 72 pixel-per-inch gif images. Windows machines may print them at 75 pixels per inch--4% smaller than the scales indicate.
"STA" numbers refer to distance from nose tip, tail end, or some other reference point along the rocket.
The symbol that looks like an O with a line through it means diameter.
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|Aerobee 170||Black Brant VI||Black Brant VIII|
The Aerobee 150A was a US liquid-fueled sounding rocket of the 1960's, 70's, and 80's. With a Nike booster, it became the Aerobee 170.
|Black Brant VI
The Black Brant VI was a small meteorological rocket created by Canada's Bristol Aerospace. These colors are based on a BB VII photo, but they should be close.
|Black Brant VI
Black Brant VI in US Army configuration
|Black Brant VIII
Sometimes called the Nike-Black Brant, this rocket combines a Nike booster with a Black Brant V upper stage.
This is a French solid-fueled sounding rocket. Data originally appeared in Sport Rocketry magazine.
An American Boosted-dart meteorological Rocket
The US Air Force and NASA created this rocket to study radiation at high altitudes.
This is a small Japanese meteorological rocket
This is an Indonesian sounding rocket dating to the 1980's. LAPAN is the Indonesian space agency. The fins in the drawing don't match the photo--try the dimensions of the upper stage fins from the RX-250/250
This combination of missile boosters was used to test some sort of recovery system.
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