Seliger Rocket


Seliger Rocket

Seliger Rocket is the designation for the sounding rockets of the Berthold Seliger Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. They were

# A single-stage rocket with a length of 3.4 metres and a takeoff thrust of 50 kN. This rocket was first launched on November 19th, 1962 near Cuxhaven and reached a height of 40 km.
# A two-stage rocket with a length of 6 metres and a takeoff thrust of 50 kN. This rocket was first launched on February 7th, 1963 and reached a height of 80 km.
# A three-stage rocket with a length of 12.8 metres, a diameter of 0.56 metres and a takeoff thrust of 50 kN. This rocket was first launched on May 2nd, 1963 with reduced fuel and reached an altitude of 110 km. Later with maximum fuel it reached a height of 150 km.

All Seliger Rockets return to the ground by parachute. The single-stage version was completely reusable. Additional single and two-stage rockets were developed in 1963, which could be also used for military purposes. There were flight demonstrations of these rockets to military representatives of non-NATO countries on December 5th, 1963.

ee also

* Rocket experiments in the area of Cuxhaven

External links

* http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/selocket.htm


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Seliger — is a German word meaning blessed man and may refer to: * Lake Seliger, Russia * Seliger Forschungs und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH ( Berthold Seliger research and development society ) * Seliger RocketSeliger is the surname of: * Berthold… …   Wikipedia

  • Rocket experiments in the area of Cuxhaven — Between 1933 and 1964 numerous rocket experiments were carried out in the area of Cuxhaven, Germany.1930s and 1940s*In April 1933 Gerhard Zucker launched a mail rocket, which was to fly from Duhnen to the island of Neuwerk, but which fell to… …   Wikipedia

  • Seliger Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH — The Berthold Seliger Forschungs und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (BSFEGmbH) was a company founded by Berthold Seliger in 1961, which developed and built prototypes of sounding rockets and launched them near Cuxhaven. The BSFEGmbH cooporated… …   Wikipedia

  • Rocket launch site — A rocket launch site or launch complex is a facility at which rocket launches are conducted. It has usually one or more launch pads or suitable sites to mount a transportable launch pad. For launch vehicles with liquid propellant, suitable… …   Wikipedia

  • Sounding rocket — A sounding rocket, sometimes called a research rocket, is an instrument carrying rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its sub orbital flight. The origin of the term comes from nautical vocabulary, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Berthold Seliger — (born 1928 in Dauba in Sudeten county) is a German rocket technical designer. Berthold Seliger won a scholarship at the school of engineering of Mittweida in Saxony in 1942 and, after finishing his studies, became an assistant of the famous… …   Wikipedia

  • Termination of rocket experiments at Cuxhaven — The termination of rocket experiments at Cuxhaven, in northern Germany, is a topic around which a deal of suspicion has grown. It is the subject of a conspiracy theory regarding the reasoning behind the decision to stop the experimentation.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of rockets — The following is a list of rockets.Launch systemsKnown as space rockets , these vehicle families have had launch attempts.oviet Union, Russia*Angara *Cosmos 3M, Russia *Tsyklon, Ukraine **Tsyklon 2 **Tsyklon 3 **Tsyklon 4 *Dnepr, Ukraine *Energia …   Wikipedia

  • Hermann-Oberth-Gesellschaft — The Hermann Oberth society is an association, named after Hermann Oberth the great German astronautics pioneer, which uses itself for the new generation of engineers for space technology and which developed and built in the past also its own… …   Wikipedia

  • Gerhard Zucker — (1908 ndash; 1985) was a German businessman and rocket engineer. Born in Hasselfelde, he first came to public notice in 1931, when he began to work on the problem of transporting mail by rocket. In 1933 he performed several experiments in the… …   Wikipedia