The Wyvern-II has three stages, and is 27.9 metres tall, 2.5 metres in diameter, and weighs about 140,000 tonnes. It is capable of luanching a satellite weighing around 1 tonne, in an orbit as high as 300 km.
The Wyvern-II launched the Axiom Research Satellite Program between 2001 - 2007, and several communications satellites since.
|July 6th, 1996||WII-1||First flight of the Wyvern-II, from Goonhilly Space Centre, went successfully, and launched a telecommunications satellite into low Earth orbit.|
|August 10th, 1996||WII-2||Second flight of the Wyvern-II, launching telecommunications satellite.|
|February 12th, 1997||WII-3||First of the NTCSat Satellites NTCSat-I|
|June 20th, 1997||WII-4||Second NTCSat Satellites. NTCSat-II|
|May 24th, 2001||WII-5||First of the Axiom Satellite Program - Geomapping satellite|
|7th May 2007||WII-6||Second launch of the Axiom Satellite Program - Scientific Research satellite|
|3rd March 2011||WII-7||Third launch of the Axiom Satellite Program - Climate Change monitoring satellite|
|23rd January 2013||WII-8||Fourth launch of the Axiom Satellite Program - Research Telescope, largest payload to date|
|9th March, 2013||WII-9||CI6 signals intelligence and communications satellite.|