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Cirrus



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Cirrus II Launch
Cirrus II First Launch
Credit: Via Harald Lutz
Cirrus was a two-stage sounding rocket developed by the German Rocket Society in the late 1950's. All launches were made from Cuxhaven, and discontinued when the German government prohibited civilian rocket launches in June 1964. The propellant was developed by the DRG and fabricated at Liebenau Company for Production of Chemical Materials (GmbH zur Verwertung chemischer Erzeugnisse Liebenau).

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1961.
First Launch: 1961.09.16.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cirrus Cirrus was a two-stage sounding rocket developed by the German Rocket Society in the late 1950's. All launches were made from Cuxhaven, and discontinued when the German government prohibited civilian rocket launches in June 1964. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • DRG German manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Deutsche Raumfahrtgesellschaft eV, Germany. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • "Wolf, Sonja", Cuxhaven - Im Zeitalter der Raketen, Unpublished manuscript, Cuxhaven City Archives, August 1986. Provided by Harald Lutz..
  • Contemporary newspaper articles, 1952-1964, Collected and provided by Harald Lutz.

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