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Micon Zenit


Swiss sounding rocket. Sounding rocket using the motor developed for the Micon surface-to-air missile. The Cuckoo was used as a booster on the final two tests.

Payload: 25 kg (55 lb) to a 210 km altitude.

Gross mass: 610 kg (1,340 lb).
Payload: 25 kg (55 lb).
Height: 5.60 m (18.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Thrust: 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf).
Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Micon Swiss surface-to-air missile. The dual-thrust (45 kN then 22 kN) solid propellant motor providing a total impulse of 900 kN-sec. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Oerlikon Swiss manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Oerlikon, Switzerland. More...

Associated Stages
  • Zenit C-1 Solid rocket stage. 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf) thrust. Mass 600 kg (1,323 lb). More...

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