- 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.
Rocket experiments in the area of Cuxhaven
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