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Belier III
Part of Belier Family
Improved Belier single stage vehicle, using a Vega motor loaded with 230.5 kg of 'Isolane' propellant with a specific impulse of 240 seconds.

Status: Retired 1969. First Launch: 1968-03-18. Last Launch: 1969-09-25. Number: 4 . Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb). Height: 3.80 m (12.40 ft). Diameter: 0.31 m (1.01 ft). Apogee: 109 km (67 mi).



Country: France. Launch Sites: Salto di Quirra, Biscarosse, Kourou, Kourou ALFS. Stages: Vega engine. Agency: SNECMA.

1968 March 18 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Belier III. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1968 May 14 - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Belier III.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: CNES, ESRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1969 March 6 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Belier III.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 25 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Belier III.
  • CRAPEL/ELECTRE re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).


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