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Diamant B – Société d’étude et de réalisation d’engins balistiques

Family: Diamant
Length: 23.5 m
Diameter: 1.34 m
Launch Mass: 18 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 160 kg

The Diamant B was manufactured by Société d’étude et de réalisation d’engins balistiques with the first launch on 1970-03-10. Diamant B has 3 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. The Diamant rocket (Diamant is French for “diamond”) was the first exclusively French expendable launch system and at the same time the first satellite launcher not built by either the United States or USSR. As such, it has been referred to as being a key predecessor for all subsequent European launcher projects.

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Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques or SÉREB was a French aviation company. It was created initially to develop two-stage ballistic missiles for nuclear weapons (Force de dissuasion nucléaire française). CNES was formed in 1961, which took over much development of civilian research. Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques is a Commercial FRA entity that was founded in 1959 and is administered by .

Société d'étude et de réalisation d'engins balistiques has 10 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 12 launches.
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