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Project 621

German sounding rocket. Dornier project of the early 1960's for a recoverable, reusable sounding rocket. The liquid fueled rocket would use a paraglider for recovery, and could be reused up to six times. Drop tests were made of the paraglider system in Sardinia in 1965 but no flights of the rocket itself ever took place.

The rocket had an empty mass of 74 kg.

Status: Cancelled 1966.
Gross mass: 240 kg (520 lb).

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  • Dornier German manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. DaimlerChrysler Aerospace - Dornier Satellitensysteme GmbH, Germany. More...

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