Cora (rocket)

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Diagram of the Cora rocket
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Cora is the name of a single-stage French experimental rocket, which was propelled with nitrogen tetroxide and UDMH. The Cora rocket served for component testing for planned Europe Rocket. The first stage of the Cora was 5.5 metres long and had a diameter of 2 metres. It weighed with fuel 9.85 tons. The entire rocket had a length of 11.5 metres and a takeoff weight of 16.5 tons. The Cora was launched on 27 November 1966 and on 18 December 1966 from Hammaguir, about which latter start was successful. On 25 October 1967 a further launch took place from Biscarosse, which failed however. The Cora was the largest rocket ever launched in Western Europe.

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