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Cirrus II
Part of Cirrus Family
Cirrus II
Cirrus II
Cirrus-B as displayed at Oberth Museum in Feucht
Credit: Harald Lutz
German sounding rocket. Cirrus II could carry meteorological or biological payloads to a speed of over 1000 m/s and an altitude of 50 km. The first stage produced 1800 kgf and the second 508 kgf.

AKA: Cirrus B. Status: Retired 1961. First Launch: 1961-09-16. Last Launch: 1961-09-16. Number: 1 . Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Thrust: 17.60 kN (3,957 lbf). Gross mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Height: 4.12 m (13.50 ft). Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft). Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Cirrus II + 1 x Cirrus I.

Payload: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb) to a 35 km altitude.



Country: Germany. Launch Sites: Cuxhaven. Stages: Cirrus I engine, Cirrus II engine. Agency: DRG.
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Cirrus II LaunchCirrus II Launch
Cirrus II First Launch
Credit: Via Harald Lutz



1961 September 16 - . Launch Site: Cuxhaven. LV Family: Cirrus. Launch Vehicle: Cirrus II.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DRG. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).


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