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Tibere
Part of Berenice Family
Tibere was an atmospheric re-entry test vehicle derived from the earlier Berenice. Development was authorized in 1965 to support the Electre re-entry experiment program. The first two stages were Stromboli motors of identical length. The third stage was the P.064 motor developed for the Diamant orbital launcher.

Status: Retired 1972. First Launch: 1971-02-23. Last Launch: 1972-03-18. Number: 2 . Thrust: 170.00 kN (38,210 lbf). Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb). Height: 14.50 m (47.50 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

As with Berenice and Titus, four SEPR P167 stabilization rockets surrounded the first stage. The first two stages boosted the third stage and RV model to 150 km altitude. A Cassiopee attitude control system oriented the RV precisely before the P.064 accelerated the RV to high speed while descending from 130 to 60 km altitude. Although four Tibere were procured, only two were launched before the program was closed.



Subtopics

SEPR 739-2 ONERA solid rocket engine. Tibere second stage.

SEPR P167 SEP solid rocket engine.

Family: test vehicle. Country: France. Launch Sites: Biscarosse. Stages: SEPR 739-2, SEPR P167, P6. Agency: ONERA.

1971 February 23 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Berenice. Launch Vehicle: Tibere.
  • ELECTRE Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1972 March 18 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. LV Family: Berenice. Launch Vehicle: Tibere.
  • ELECTRE Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi).


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