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Seliger 3

German sounding rocket.

to a: 120 km altitude.

Height: 12.80 m (41.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 50.00 kN (11,240 lbf).
Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).
First Launch: 1963.05.02.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • German Civilian Rocketry A German rocket craze seized the country from 1928 to 1933, inspiring a generation of young engineers and scientists that manned spaceflight could be a reality in their lifetime. The Nazi government put an end to this civilian effort, instead putting the engineers to work developing military rockets. After the war, an attempt was made to revive German civilian rocketry, but safety fears resulted in all further work being shut down in 1964. More...
  • Seliger Berthold Seliger's firm designed a modular series of sounding rockets in 1961-1964. One, two, and three stage versions were built, reaching 52, 80, and 120 km altitude. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Seliger German manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Seliger, Germany. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Cuxhaven As the only site in Germany with an unrestricted over-water firing sector over the North Sea, Cuxhaven was once touted as 'the Cape Canaveral of Germany'. Primarily known to space historians for the three post-war V-2 launches under project Backfire, it played an important role in the nascent post-World War II German rocketry. A nearly completely unknown series of scientific sounding rocket launches were made from the area in 1957-1964 before the launch site was closed on (purportedly) safety and (actually) military grounds. More...

Associated Stages

Seliger 3 Chronology

1963 May 2 - . 15:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cuxhaven. LV Family: Seliger. Launch Vehicle: Seliger 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DRG. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

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