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Antares Test Vehicle
French test vehicle. Antares was a re-entry vehicle test booster. The first three stages lofted the fourth stage and RV model to 150 km altitude. The fourth stage then fired downward to ram the RV at Mach 7 into the atmosphere.

Status: Retired 1961. First Launch: 1960-11-25. Last Launch: 1961-05-13. Number: 6 . Payload: 35 kg (77 lb). Thrust: 200.00 kN (44,960 lbf). Gross mass: 1,770 kg (3,900 lb). Height: 12.10 m (39.60 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 280 km (170 mi).

4 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Vesuve + 1 x Neptune + 1 x Mimosa + 1 x Melanie.

Payload: 35 kg (77 lb) to a 280 km altitude.



Family: test vehicle. Country: France. Spacecraft: Cygnus, Cubesat. Launch Sites: Hammaguira, Ile du Levant. Stages: Neptune engine, SEPR 685-4, Melanie, SEPR 734-1. Agency: ONERA. Bibliography: 2, 572, 8117.

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