Berenice (rocket)

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Berenice was the designation of a four-stage French experimental rocket. Berenice 001 to Berenice 012 were tested from 1962 to 1966. The Berenice was 13.25 meters long, possessed a diameter of 0.56 meters and weighed at launch 3340 kg. The takeoff thrust of the Berenice, which could carry a payload of 40 kg to a height of 1000 kilometers, amounted to 170 kN. The first stage of the Berenice possessed 4 stabilisation rockets of the type SEPR P167 with 34 kN as characteristic thrust. As the first stage the Stromboli SEPR 739, as the second the SEPR 740, as the third the Tramontane, and as the fourth the Melanie were used.

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