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Luftwaffe


German agency overseeing development of spacecraft. Luftwaffe, Germany.

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Associated People
  • Goering Goering, Hermann (1893-1946) German officer. Fighter ace in the WW1; Hitler's Luftwaffe commander. Supported quantum advances in aerospace, and fielded V-1 cruise missile, Me-262 jet, Me-163 rocket fighters. Funded Saenger rocket and ramjet work at Trauen. More...
  • Warsitz Warsitz, Erich (1906-1983) German Luftwaffe test pilot. More...
  • Spate Spate, Wolfgang (1911-1997) German Luftwaffe Captain, Commander of the test squadrons for the Me-163. More...
  • Reitsch Reitsch, Hanna (1912-1979) German test pilot. Famed German aviatrix, glider and test pilot during WW2. She flew the womanned version of the V-1 cruise missile More...
  • Bohner Bohner, Otto (1913-) German Luftwaffe Me-163 test pilot. Captain, fighter pilot, test pilot on the Me-163 and Squadron Commander of 2./JG 400. More...
  • Opitz Opitz, Rudolf German Luftwaffe Me-163 test pilot. More...
  • Iblefeld Iblefeld, Herbert German Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Pilot. Colonel and Commander of the JG 1 of the German Luftwaffe. More...
  • Bender Bender, Hans German Luftwaffe Me-163 test pilot and staff engineer.. More...
  • Stamer Stamer, Friedrich 'Fritz' German pilot of first rocket-boosted glider. Stamer was the first soaring-teacher at the Wasserkuppe, flew the first rocket airplane and constructed a wide range of gliders. More...
  • Reiter Reiter, Thomas Arthur (1958-) German test pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-20, ISS Astrolab. More...

Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Von Braun Rocketplane German manned rocketplane. Study 1939. On 6 July 1939 Wernher von Braun proposed to the German Reich Air Ministry a "fighter with rocket drive". More...

See also
  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. More...

Luftwaffe Chronology


1980 October 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Luftwaffe. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1980 October 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Luftwaffe. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1980 October 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Luftwaffe. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1980 October 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Pershing. Launch Vehicle: Pershing 1A.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Luftwaffe. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

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