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Veronique NA

French sounding rocket. Lengthened version of the Veronique N, allowing the vehicle to reach the more scientifically-interesting altitude of 135 km. It also used a modified injector for the engine to improve combustion stability.

Payload: 60 kg (132 lb) to a 135 km altitude. Boost Propulsion: Nitric acid/kerosene.

Gross mass: 1,435 kg (3,163 lb).
Payload: 60 kg (132 lb).
Height: 7.30 m (23.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.55 m (1.80 ft).
Thrust: 40.00 kN (8,992 lbf).
Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

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See also
  • Veronique After the cancellation of the 'Super V-2' project, the German team at Vernon pursued development of a tenth-scale version, the Project 4213 Veronique (VERnon et electrONIQUE). The 4 tonne thrust motor, using nitric acid and kerosene, beat the 'pure French' project 4211 Eole design and paved the way leading to the Ariane space booster. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • LRBA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. LRBA, France. More...

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