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ELDO A
Part of Blue Streak Family
Blue Streak
Blue Streak
Credit: British Aerospace
European orbital launch vehicle. Three stage version of the Europa vehicle.

Status: Retired 1966. First Launch: 1966-05-23. Last Launch: 1966-11-14. Number: 2 . Payload: 200 kg (440 lb). Thrust: 1,000.00 kN (224,800 lbf). Gross mass: 104,600 kg (230,600 lb). Height: 31.70 m (104.00 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Blue Streak + 1 x Coralie + 1 x Astris.

LEO Payload: 200 kg (440 lb).



Family: Europa, orbital launch vehicle. Country: Europe. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA6A. Stages: Astris, Europa-1, Europa-2. Agency: ELDO.

1966 May 23 - . 23:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA6A. LV Family: Blue Streak. Launch Vehicle: ELDO A.
  • Active first stage with dummy upper stages and satellite. and satellite. Flight terminated after 136 seconds. - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ELDO. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1966 November 14 - . 20:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA6A. LV Family: Blue Streak. Launch Vehicle: ELDO A.
  • Active first stage with dummy upper stages and satellite. Flight successful. - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ELDO. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).


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