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Switzerland

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Associated People
  • Hueter Hueter, Hans (1906-1970) German-Swiss engineer. Member of the German Rocket Team in the United States after WW2. More...
  • Nicollier Nicollier, Claude (1944-) Swiss test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-46, STS-61, STS-75, STS-103. First Swiss astronaut. More...
  • Dyson Dyson, Esther (1951-) American cosmonaut, 2008-2009. Internet entrepreneur, daughter of physicist and space visionary Freeman Dyson. Internet entrepreneur who paid $ 3 million to train as back-up to Charles Simonyi as a space tourist aboard Soyuz TMA-14. More...
  • Bruemmer Bruemmer, Renate Luise (1955-) Swiss engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993. Meterologist. More...

Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Micon Swiss surface-to-air missile. The dual-thrust (45 kN then 22 kN) solid propellant motor providing a total impulse of 900 kN-sec. More...
  • Micon Zenit Swiss sounding rocket. Sounding rocket using the motor developed for the Micon surface-to-air missile. The Cuckoo was used as a booster on the final two tests. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Oerlikon Swiss manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Oerlikon, Switzerland. More...

Associated Stages
  • Zenit C-1 Solid rocket stage. 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf) thrust. Mass 600 kg (1,323 lb). More...

Switzerland Chronology


1944 September 2 - .
  • Birth of Claude Nicollier - . Nation: Switzerland. Summary: Swiss test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-46, STS-61, STS-75, STS-103. First Swiss astronaut..

1951 July 14 - .
  • Birth of Esther Dyson - . Nation: Switzerland; USA. Summary: American cosmonaut, 2008-2009. Internet entrepreneur, daughter of physicist and space visionary Freeman Dyson. Internet entrepreneur who paid $ 3 million to train as back-up to Charles Simonyi as a space tourist aboard Soyuz TMA-14..

1955 May 4 - .
1959 January 3 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Switzerland decided to pursue development of nuclear weapons - . Nation: Switzerland.

1964 May 4 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Swiss military joint plans for nuclear warhead ballistic missiles. - . Nation: Switzerland. Summary: Swiss military joint staff issued a recommendation to have 250 nuclear weapons, including 100 on rockets, by 1980..

1967 October 27 - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. LV Family: Micon. Launch Vehicle: Zenit.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Switzerland. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1977 March 9 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Switzerland definitively ended its nuclear-tipped rocket program. - . Nation: Switzerland. Summary: Switzerland ratified the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and ended its under-funded nuclear program..

2010 July 12 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV CA.
  • Tisat 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Switzerland. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36799 . COSPAR: 2010-035E. Apogee: 639 km (397 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Summary: Swiss student satellite..

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