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Poggensee
German sounding rocket.

Status: Retired 1931. First Launch: 1931-02-20. Last Launch: 1931-02-20. Number: 1 .



Country: Germany. Bibliography: 2.

1931 February 20 - . Launch Site: Berlin. Launch Vehicle: Poggensee.
  • Poggensee instrumented rocket reaches 450 m. - . Nation: Germany. Apogee: 0.45 km (0.28 mi).

    Karl Poggensee launched a powder rocket at a field near Berlin. Although the rocket technology did not represent a forward step, the rocket was was instrumented with a barometer, a camera, and a velocity measurement device. The rocket also set an altitude mark that Winkler, Nebel, and the other German liquid rocketeers had to beat in order to prove the superiority of the liquid fuel rocket.



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