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Centaure 2A
Part of Belier Family
French sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1969-02-26. Last Launch: 1973-07-04. Number: 12 . Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb). Height: 5.90 m (19.30 ft). Diameter: 0.28 m (0.91 ft). Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Venus + 1 x Belier II.



Country: France. Launch Sites: Thumba, Kiruna, Kiruna C. Stages: Belier II engine, Venus engine.

1969 February 26 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 45.02 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1969 March 31 - . 14:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • Rehnuma 1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Pakistan. Agency: SUPARCO. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi).

1969 December 7 - . 00:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 45.03 Test / ionosphere / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 123 km (76 mi).

1971 January 7 - . 00:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ISRO 5.12 Recovery Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1972 August 12 - . 02:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.14 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1972 August 17 - . 10:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.16 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi).

1972 October 13 - . 18:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.17 Fields mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1973 January 21 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.15 Fields mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1973 February 2 - . 19:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.18 CO.07 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 147 km (91 mi).

1973 March 3 - . 06:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.19 Fields mission - . Nation: India. Agency: CNES, ISRO. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1973 April 11 - . 17:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.20 Fields mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi).

1973 July 4 - . 01:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2A.
  • ISRO 5.21 Fields mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).


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