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Vega SAM


French surface-to-air missile, tested at Hammaguir in early 1961 but not put into production.

Launch data is: incomplete. Boost Propulsion: Solid. Cruise engine: Ramjet. Maximum speed: 3,000 kph (1,800 mph).

Status: Retired 1961.
Gross mass: 648 kg (1,428 lb).
Height: 6.04 m (19.81 ft).
Diameter: 0.40 m (1.31 ft).
Span: 1.92 m (6.29 ft).
Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).
First Launch: 1961.01.01.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Stromboli SEPR solid rocket engine. 143 kN. Out of production. Isp=235s. Used on Berenice, Tacite, Titus. First flight 1962. More...

See also
  • Vega SAM French surface-to-air missile, tested at Hammaguir in early 1961 but not put into production. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nord French manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Nord Aviation, France. More...

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

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