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Hades


French short range ballistic missile. Single stage vehicle

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: incomplete. Maximum range: 470 km (290 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 80 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1992.

Status: Retired 1992.
Gross mass: 1,845 kg (4,067 lb).
Height: 7.50 m (24.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.53 m (1.73 ft).
Span: 0.53 m (1.73 ft).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1988.11.22.
Last Launch: 1992.01.01.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
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

Hades Chronology


1988 November 22 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Hades.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DGA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1989 March 8 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Hades.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DGA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1992 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: Hades.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DGA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

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