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Tacite
French sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket using a single Stromboli SEPR 739-2 stage with 'Plastoline' propellant. Stabilization was by four fins and a nitrogen cold-gas spin thrusters.

Status: Retired 1968. First Launch: 1965-06-15. Last Launch: 1968-10-15. Number: 4 . Payload: 285 kg (628 lb). Thrust: 170.00 kN (38,210 lbf). Gross mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Height: 7.80 m (25.50 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

Payload: 285 kg (628 lb) to a 160 km altitude.

Country: France. Launch Sites: Ile du Levant, Biscarosse. Stages: SEPR 739-2, Stromboli. Agency: ONERA.



1965 June 15 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Tacite. Launch Vehicle: Tacite.
  • Infrared Horizon Study Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 182 km (113 mi).

1967 November 23 - . Launch Site: Ile du Levant. Launch Pad: CERES. LV Family: Tacite. Launch Vehicle: Tacite. FAILURE: Failure.
  • FU-169 X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1968 May 15 - . 00:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Ile du Levant. Launch Pad: CERES. LV Family: Tacite. Launch Vehicle: Tacite.
  • Earth infrared Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1968 October 15 - . Launch Site: Ile du Levant. LV Family: Tacite. Launch Vehicle: Tacite.
  • Sun pointing test / solar mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).


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