Short Satellite Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd

First Flight:

10 September 1924

Satellite:

1 - Short, Rochester

Type Specification

Applies to:

Short S.4 Satellite

Type:

Light aircraft for 1924 Air Ministry competition

Wing:

Mid wing cantilever monoplane. Wing of wooden structure with fabric covering

Fuselage:

Metal monocoque fuselage of streamlined section

Tail Unit:

Braced tailplane at base of fin with single fin and rudder

Landing Gear:

Split axle landing gear. Main wheels carried on main leg attached to wing root with axle and radius rod attached to base of fuselage. Tail skid

Power Plant:

One 32 hp Bristol Cherub I flat twin air cooled engine in nose

Accommodation:

Tandem open cockpits for crew above wing

Dimensions

Span:

34 ft

Length:

23 ft 9 in

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

168 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

640 lb

All-up:

1,060 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

72 mph

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

None known