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People: Hueter, Nicollier, Dyson, Bruemmer. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Launch Vehicles: Micon SAM, Micon Zenit, Alfa, PSLV. Launch Sites: Salto di Quirra, Sriharikota. Stages: Zenit C. Agency: ISRO, Oerlikon, Swiss AF, University of Bern.

1944 September 2 - .
  • Birth of Claude Nicollier - . Nation: Switzerland. Related Persons: Nicollier. Swiss test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-46, STS-61, STS-75, STS-103. First Swiss astronaut..

1951 July 14 - .
  • Birth of Esther Dyson - . Nation: Switzerland, USA. Related Persons: Dyson. American cosmonaut, 2008-2009. Internet entrepreneur, daughter of physicist and space visionary Freeman Dyson. Internet entrepreneur who paid $ 3 million to train as back-up to Charles Simonyi as a space tourist aboard Soyuz TMA-14..

1955 May 4 - .
  • Birth of Renate Luise Bruemmer - . Nation: Switzerland. Related Persons: Bruemmer. Swiss engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993. Meterologist..

1959 January 3 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Switzerland decided to pursue development of nuclear weapons - . Nation: Switzerland.

1964 May 4 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Swiss military joint plans for nuclear warhead ballistic missiles. - . Nation: Switzerland. Swiss military joint staff issued a recommendation to have 250 nuclear weapons, including 100 on rockets, by 1980..

1967 October 27 - . Launch Site: Salto di Quirra. Launch Vehicle: Zenit C.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Switzerland. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1977 March 9 - . Launch Vehicle: Alfa.
  • Switzerland definitively ended its nuclear-tipped rocket program. - . Nation: Switzerland. Switzerland ratified the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and ended its under-funded nuclear program..

2010 July 12 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • Tisat 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Switzerland. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36799 . COSPAR: 2010-035E. Apogee: 639 km (397 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Swiss student 1U cubesat for SUPSI. Successful..


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