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Forschungsflugkorper


German sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Failures: 2. Success Rate: 33.33%. First Fail Date: 1972-10-10. Last Fail Date: 1972-10-24. Launch data is: complete.

Status: Retired 1974.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).
First Launch: 1972.10.10.
Last Launch: 1974.05.07.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bremen German manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. OHB System GmbH, Germany. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Biscarosse In April 1962 France signed the final agreements with Algeria, requiring them to evacuate their rocket test ranged there by July 1967. Three months later a site on French soil on the Bay of Biscay, at Landes, near Biscarosse, was selected. The site would allow the testing of missiles over the Atlantic out to a range of 3000 km. This would put the RV impact area near the Azores, and a tracking station was opened in October 1966 on Flores island. More...

Associated Stages

Forschungsflugkorper Chronology


1972 October 10 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Forschungsflugkorper. LV Configuration: Forschungsflugkorper 1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DLR C-FFK-45 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1972 October 24 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Forschungsflugkorper. LV Configuration: Forschungsflugkorper 2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DLR C-FFK-46 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1974 May 7 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Forschungsflugkorper. LV Configuration: Forschungsflugkorper 3.
  • DLR C-FFK-47 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

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