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Vega Statoreacteur


French surface-to-air missile.

Maximum speed: 3,000 kph (1,800 mph).

Gross mass: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb).
Height: 9.90 m (32.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).
First Launch: 1961.01.01.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Vega SAM French surface-to-air missile, tested at Hammaguir in early 1961 but not put into production. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nord French manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Nord Aviation, France. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Hammaguira The constellation of launch complexes and nuclear weapons test sites established by France in Algeria began with the Special Weapons Test Center (CIEES). This began operations at Colomb-Bechar, Algeria, on April 24, 1947. Development of the larger Veronique series required a new facility. This went into operation at Hammaguir, 120 km southwest of Colomb-Bechar, in May 1952. The evacuation of these launch sites was a condition of the final agreement signed in March 1962 that ended the Algerian Civil War. The sites continued in use until finally turned over to the Algerian government on 1 July 1967. French missile test activities moved to Biscarosse, in France, and orbital launches to Kourou, in French Guiana. Hammaguira was known to have been used for at least 271 launches from 1952 to 1967. More...

Associated Stages

Vega Statoreacteur Chronology


1961 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. LV Family: Vega SAM. Launch Vehicle: Vega Statoreacteur.
  • Ramjet - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 25 km (15 mi).

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