Polaire

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Polar Orbit Diamant Launch Area Kourou, French Guiana

Satellite similar to Tournesol (detect the presence of hydrogen in several directions of the celestial sphere) but in a more polar orbit. It failed to reach orbit.

Diamant B

Family: Diamant
Configuration: B

The Diamant rocket (Diamant is French for "diamond") was the first exclusively French expendable launch system and at the same time the first satellite launcher not built by either the United States or USSR. As such, it has been referred to as being a key predecessor for all subsequent European launcher projects.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    23.5 m
  • Diameter
    1.34 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.34 m
  • Launch Mass
    18 T
  • Thrust
    396 kN
Family
  • Name
    Diamant B
  • Family
    Diamant
  • Variant
    B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Diamant B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    160 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques

Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques

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Founded: 1959 Successes: 10 Failures: 2 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques or SÉREB was a French aviation company. It was created initially to develop two-stage ballistic missiles for nuclear weapons (Force de dissuasion nucléaire française). CNES was formed in 1961, which took over much development of civilian research.

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Kourou, French Guiana

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