Dauphin (rocket)

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The Dauphin is a French sounding rocket, of which six versions were constructed between 1967 and 1978. It represents a modification of the starting stage of the Dragon with a larger payload nosecone.

The Dauphin has a diameter of 56 centimetres, a launch weight of 1.132 metric tons, a length of 6.21 metres, a takeoff thrust of 90 kN and a ceiling of 150 kilometres. It belonged to a family of solid-propellant rockets including the Belier, the Centaure, and the Dragon, along with the Eridan.

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