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Veronique 61
Part of Veronique Family
French sounding rocket. Development of an improved version of Veronique, with a 50% increase in thrust, began in 1961. The much larger vehicle could reach 315 km with the standard Veronique 60 kg payload.

Status: Retired 1967. First Launch: 1964-06-08. Last Launch: 1967-02-24. Number: 6 . Payload: 60 kg (132 lb). Thrust: 60.00 kN (13,488 lbf). Gross mass: 1,932 kg (4,259 lb). Height: 9.50 m (31.10 ft). Diameter: 0.55 m (1.80 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

Payload: 60 kg (132 lb) to a 300 km altitude.

Country: France. Launch Sites: Hammaguira, Hammaguira Blandine. Stages: Veronique 61 stage. Agency: LRBA. More at: 8753.



1964 June 8 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1964 June 13 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).

1965 May 27 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • FU-144 Lyra alpha Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi). FU144 Atomic H (Ly-alpha) mission..

1967 January 11 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • FU-161 Astronomy X-ray astronomy / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi). FU161 X-ray and UV astronomy / Stab mission..

1967 January 17 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • FU-145B astronomy Test / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi). FU145b X-ray and UV astronomy / Stab mission..

1967 February 24 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique 61.
  • FU-176 Recovery test - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). FU176 Technology (recovery) mission..


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