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Jericho 1


Israeli short range ballistic missile. Follow-on version differed from original French-derived Jericho. Probably used a single 4500 kg solid-propellant motor.

Standard warhead: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Maximum range: 480 km (290 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket.

AKA: Jericho-1.
Location: Be'er Yaakov, Israel.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb).
Payload: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 10.06 m (33.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.01 m (3.31 ft).
Span: 1.01 m (3.31 ft).
Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).
First Launch: 1990.12.21.
Last Launch: 2000.04.06.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Daniel Israel and South Africa collaborated closely in rocket technology in the 1970's and 1980's. South Africa provided Israel with the uranium and test facilities it needed for its strategic weapons programmes. In exchange Israel provided aerospace technology. This included the capability of building the ten-tonne solid propellant rocket motors designed for the Israeli Jericho-2 missile. These motors were the basis of two space launchers for an indigenous 'R5b' space programme. It seems that South Africa also planned to use these motors in a series of missiles to provide a nuclear deterrent. More...
  • Jericho First Israeli ballistic missile. Developed by Dassualt in France as the MD-620. Test series included both one and two stage prototypes. Follow-on versions were said to have differed. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • IAI Israeli manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Israel Aircraft Industries, Israel. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Negev Military testing range, known to have been used for 3 launches from 1990 to 2000, reaching up to 100 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Jericho 1 Chronology


1990 December 21 - . Launch Site: Negev. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Jericho 1.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1991 October 30 - . Launch Site: Negev. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Jericho 1.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2000 April 6 - . Launch Site: Negev. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Jericho 1.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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