Encyclopedia > Europa rocket

  Article Content

Europa rocket

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 and its Ariane family of launchers. The program was initiated by the UK and the first launch occurred in August 1967. The Europa program was a total failure.

Tasks were to be distributed between nations: the United Kingdom would provide the first stage, France would build the second and Germany the third stage.

The Europa program was divided into 3 successive projects :

  • Europa 1: 4 unsuccessful launches
  • Europa 2: 1 unsuccessful launch
  • Europa 3: Cancelled before any launch occurred



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Shinnecock Hills, New York

... in the town is $72,500, and the median income for a family is $89,211. Males have a median income of $51,172 versus $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the town ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 42.4 ms