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Bollermann, Bruce I (1926-) American Chief Engineer of Space Data Corporation, developer of its sounding rockets, from 1963-1996. These included the Super Loki and Viper Dart.

Bollermann, the son of an automobile salesman, served briefly in the Army Air Force medical corps in World War II. He became the chief engineer for the original Space Data Corporation from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. During this time, Mr. Bollermann was responsible for all technical and engineering aspects of the company's products. Mr. Bollermann lead the development of small unguided fixed fin sounding rockets for NASA and US Air Force customers, developed weather balloon instrumentation for the National Weather Service (NWS) and the US Air Force, developed ground tracking antenna systems, and developed large inertially guided suborbital and orbital launch vehicles. During his tenure, the company delivered approximately 30,000 radiosondes per year to the NWS during the late 1980s.

Birth Place: Westchester, New York.

Born: February 1926.

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