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Function Experimental
Manufacturer SEREB
Country of origin France
Cost per launch ??? franc (1965–1993)
Height 15.10 metres (49.5 ft)
Diameter 1.50 metres (59 in)
Mass 25,000 kilograms (55,000 lb)
Associated rockets
Family medium-range ballistic missile
Launch history
Status Retired
Total launches 53
Successes 53
Failures 0
Partial failures 0
First flight 23 October 1965
Last flight 3 November 1993
Engines S1 LRE liquid
Thrust 440 kilonewtons (99,000 lbf)
Fuel LOX O2 with UDMH

The SSBS was a series of French military medium-range ballistic missiles. The first series, SSBS S1, was launched between 1965 and 1968. It had a maximum altitude of 500 kilometres (310 mi), a lift off thrust of 440 kN, total mass of 25,000 kilograms (55,000 lb), a diameter of 1.50 metres (59 in) and a total length of 15.10 metres (49.5 ft).[1]


  1. ^ "SSBS". Encyclopedia Astronautica.

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