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SISPRE Acronym for Italian Society of Studies on Jet Propulsion (Societa Italiana Sviluppo Propulsione a Reazione).

Incorporated by Fiat Group and Finmeccanica each holding 50% of the stock and renamed CESPRE, it worked mostly for ITAF in 1953-56 to build an air-to-air missile, the C-7. In 1960 CESPRE devised and built a solid-fuel rocket for meteorological purposes, the C-41, on a 14 million liras budget. C-41 was launched in 1961 reaching an altitude of 30,000 mt. That same year SISPRE was incorporated, together with the Italian BPD, in the Società Generale Missilistica.


  • Michelangelo De Maria, Lucia Orlando. Italy in Space: In Search of a Strategy, 1957-1975. Editions Beauchesne, 2008. ISBN 2701015189. 

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