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People: Oberth, Dediu, Batalli-Cosmovici, Prunariu. Spacecraft: Orizont, Cubesat, Stabilo. Launch Vehicles: Vega. Launch Sites: Kourou. Agency: ACRA, Romanian AF.

1894 June 25 - .
  • Birth of Hermann Julius Oberth - . Nation: Germany, Romania. Related Persons: Oberth. Father of German Spaceflight. His 1923 book outlined the mathematic principles of rocketry and space travel, providing the basis for the space craze in Germany, leading to the V-2 and von Braun's rocket team..

1942 May 12 - .
  • Birth of Dumitru Dediu - . Nation: Romania. Related Persons: Dediu. Romanian pilot cosmonaut, 1978-1981. Rumanian Air Force. Served in the Rumanian Army as Lieutenant Colonel, stationed in Bucharest..

1943 June 2 - .
  • Birth of Cristiano Batalli Cosmovici - . Nation: Italy, Romania. Related Persons: Batalli-Cosmovici. Italian physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1989-1992..

1952 September 27 - .
  • Birth of Dumitru Dorin Prunariu - . Nation: Romania. Related Persons: Prunariu. Romanian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-10. First Rumanian astronaut..

2001 June 1 - .
  • Orizont tank pressuization test. - . Nation: Romania. Program: X-Prize. Spacecraft Bus: X-Prize. Spacecraft: Orizont. ARCA (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) successfully performs pressurization tests of fuel and oxidizer tanks, achieving maximum pressures of 30 bars..

2002 May 1 - .
  • Orizont test stand construction. - . Nation: Romania. Program: X-Prize. Spacecraft Bus: X-Prize. Spacecraft: Orizont. ARCA (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) completed rocket engine test stand construction and cold flow calibration tests. Series of successful hot-fire tests accomplished..

2004 April 1 - .
  • Hydrogen peroxide engine for Orizont tested. - . Nation: Romania. Program: X-Prize. Spacecraft Bus: X-Prize. Spacecraft: Orizont. Tthe system tested, at 35% of full thrust, was the world's first reusable monopropellant propulsion system constructed from composite materials and the most powerful Romanian liquid fuel engine ever tested..

2012 February 13 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • Goliat - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Romania. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2015-01-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 38081 . COSPAR: 2012-006E. Apogee: 1,386 km (861 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.80 min. Student 1U cubesat from the University of Bucharest. Earth imaging and space environment measuring. First Romanian satellite..


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