European Launcher Development Organisation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ELDO
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Founded: 1961
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Country: EUR

The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) is a former European space research organization. It was first developed in order to establish a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. The three-stage rocket developed was named Europa, after the mythical Greek god. Overall, there were 10 launches that occurred under ELDO’s funding.

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