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MSBS M51
French intercontinental ballistic missile.

AKA: M51. Status: Active. First Launch: 2006-11-09. Last Launch: 2016-07-01. Number: 7 . Gross mass: 56,000 kg (123,000 lb). Height: 12.00 m (39.00 ft). Diameter: 2.30 m (7.50 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x MSBS 501 + 1 x MSBS 502 + 1 x MSBS 503.



Family: ICBM. Country: France. Launch Sites: Biscarosse. Stages: MSBS 501, MSBS 502, MSBS 503. Agency: SEREB.

2006 November 9 - . 08:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • M51 test launch - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2007 June 21 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • M51 SLBM test - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2008 November 13 - . 09:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
2010 January 27 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Platform: S612. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • TN75 RV x 6 - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). R&D launch.

2010 July 10 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Platform: S612. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • RV x 6 - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2013 May 5 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Pad: 47.63 N x 4.05 W. Launch Platform: S618. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2016 July 1 - . 07:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Platform: S616. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • RV x 6? - . Nation: France. Type: Test. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test mission. Impacted in North Atlantic..


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