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Associated People
  • Bossart Bossart, Karel Jan 'Charlie' (1904-1975) Belgian-American Chief Designer of the Atlas rocket. Conceived many innovative features - balloon propellant tanks, common fuel/oxidizer bulkheads, jettisonable booster engines, separable nose cone, and gimballed engines. More...
  • Frimout Frimout, Dirk Dries David Damian (1941-) Belgian engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-45. First Belgian astronaut. More...
  • Merchez Merchez, Marianne (1960-) Belgian physician cosmonaut, 1992-1995. Was married to astronaut Maurizio Cheli. More...
  • De Winne De Winne, Frank (1961-) Belgian physician astronaut. Flew on ISS EP-4, ISS EO-20. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Launch Sites
  • Florennes US base in the 1980's for 12 BGM-109G ground-launched cruise missiles. The launchers and missiles were withdrawn and destroyed under the INF Treaty with the Soviet Union. More...

Belgium Chronology


1904 February 9 - .
  • Birth of Karel Jan 'Charlie' Bossart - . Nation: Belgium; USA. Summary: Belgian-American Chief Designer of the Atlas rocket. Conceived many innovative features - balloon propellant tanks, common fuel/oxidizer bulkheads, jettisonable booster engines, separable nose cone, and gimballed engines..

1941 March 21 - .
1960 October 25 - .
  • Birth of Marianne Merchez - . Nation: Belgium. Summary: Belgian physician cosmonaut, 1992-1995. Was married to astronaut Maurizio Cheli..

1961 April 25 - .
  • Birth of Frank De Winne - . Nation: Belgium. Summary: Belgian physician astronaut. Flew on ISS EP-4, ISS EO-20..

1974 September 12 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C. LV Configuration: Centaure 2C (ESRO) C99/2.
  • NO-II-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1974 September 12 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C. LV Configuration: Centaure 2C (ESRO) C99/1.
  • NO-II-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1974 September 13 - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ALFS. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 2C. LV Configuration: Centaure 2C (ESRO) C99/3.
  • NO-II-3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Belgium. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1975 August 3 - .
  • Death of Karel Jan 'Charlie' Bossart - . Nation: Belgium; USA. Related Persons: Bossart. Summary: Belgian-American Chief Designer of the Atlas rocket. Conceived many innovative features - balloon propellant tanks, common fuel/oxidizer bulkheads, jettisonable booster engines, separable nose cone, and gimballed engines..

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