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SSBS S112


French submarine-launched ballistic missile. Test vehicle.

Gross mass: 25,100 kg (55,300 lb).
Height: 12.60 m (41.30 ft).
Diameter: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Thrust: 440.00 kN (98,910 lbf).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 1965.10.23.
Last Launch: 1967.03.02.
Number: 6 .

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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
  • SEREB French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. SEREB, France. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Hammaguira The constellation of launch complexes and nuclear weapons test sites established by France in Algeria began with the Special Weapons Test Center (CIEES). This began operations at Colomb-Bechar, Algeria, on April 24, 1947. Development of the larger Veronique series required a new facility. This went into operation at Hammaguir, 120 km southwest of Colomb-Bechar, in May 1952. The evacuation of these launch sites was a condition of the final agreement signed in March 1962 that ended the Algerian Civil War. The sites continued in use until finally turned over to the Algerian government on 1 July 1967. French missile test activities moved to Biscarosse, in France, and orbital launches to Kourou, in French Guiana. Hammaguira was known to have been used for at least 271 launches from 1952 to 1967. More...
  • 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
  • MSBS M112-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 10,000 kg. Thrust 440.00 kN. More...
  • SSBS S01-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 10,000 kg. Thrust 440.00 kN. More...

SSBS S112 Chronology


1965 October 23 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Brigitte. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2601.
  • Essai 1 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1965 November 3 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Brigitte. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2602.
  • Essai 2 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1966 February 15 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse BLB. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2603.
  • Silo 1 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1966 June 7 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse BLB. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2604.
  • Silo 2 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1966 November 10 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse BLB. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2605.
  • Silo 3 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1967 March 2 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Complex: Biscarosse BLB. LV Family: SSBS. Launch Vehicle: SSBS S112. LV Configuration: SSBS S112 2606.
  • Silo 4 test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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