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Dauphin
Part of Stromboli Family
French sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket consisting of a single Stromboli motor.

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1967-03-20. Last Launch: 1979-02-08. Number: 6 . Payload: 130 kg (280 lb). Thrust: 90.00 kN (20,232 lbf). Gross mass: 1,132 kg (2,495 lb). Height: 6.21 m (20.37 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

Payload: 130 kg (280 lb) to a 150 km altitude.



Country: France. Launch Sites: Hammaguira, Ile du Levant, Biscarosse, Kourou, Kourou ALFS. Stages: Stromboli.

1967 March 20 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin. FAILURE: Failure.
  • FU-163 test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1967 June 28 - . Launch Site: Ile du Levant. Launch Pad: CERES. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • FU-179 test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi).

1968 March 8 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • FU-168 A-cone test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 123 km (76 mi).

1968 March 28 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • FU-168 B-cone test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1971 September 14 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • PHARE (FU-196) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1979 February 8 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: Dauphin.
  • Ariane range test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).


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