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Condor 2


Argentinan intermediate range ballistic missile.

Standard warhead: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Maximum range: 890 km (550 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1995.

Gross mass: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb).
Payload: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 10.98 m (36.02 ft).
Diameter: 1.01 m (3.31 ft).
Span: 1.01 m (3.31 ft).

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Associated Countries
  • Argentina The Argentine Interplanetary Society was organized in the 1940's. In 1952 Argentina was one of the founding members of the International Astronautical Federation. From 1960 the Comision Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (CNIE) worked with the Argentine Air Force's Instituto de Investigaciones Aeronauticas y Espaciales (IIAE) to develop indigenous sounding rockets and missiles. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to send an object into space using an indigenously-developed rocket. In the 1980's Argentina took part in a multinational effort to develop the Condor intermediate range missile. Under American pressure, the Condor Program was canceled in 1991, the IIAE and CNIE were dismantled, and further work on launch vehicles was banned. A new civilian space agency, CONAE was created, which concentrated on development of surveillance satellites for earth resource and environmental monitoring. More...

See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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