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STV 2

Europa I

European Launcher Development Organisation

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

STV 2

Type: Test Flight

STV (Satellite Test Vehicle) was a series of vehicle evaluation payloads built for the test flights of the Europa-1 rocket.

Location

Launch Area 6A

RAAF Woomera Range Complex

6 rockets have launched from RAAF Woomera Range Complex.

Launch Area 6A, RAAF Woomera Range Complex

Rocket

Europa I – European Launcher Development Organisation

Family: Europa
Length: 33 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 104 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 200 kg

The Europa I was manufactured by European Launcher Development Organisation with the first launch on 1968-11-29. Europa I has 0 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), which was the precursor to the European Space Agency (ESA). It was developed with the aim to delivering space access technology, and more specifically to facilitate the deployment of European-wide telecommunication and meteorological satellites into orbit.

Agency

European Launcher Development Organisation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ELDO

Founded: 1961

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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