VSB-30 V05 Texus 44
The smaller version is in scale 1:96. It is the same scale as many of my models available at the models-page. It comes with a removable stand. Mounted on the stand, it is about 14 cm high.
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Instruction scale 1-32 (266 KB)
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Instruction scale 1-96 (426 KB)
Stand scale 1-96 (134 KB)
History of VSB-30
The German TEXUS sounding rocket program dates back to 1976. TEXUS stands for “Technologische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit” (Technological experiments in weightlessness).
For many years the British skylark 7 rocket was used. In 2005 the skylark rocket was no longer available, so it was replaced with the VSB-30 rocket.
The VSB-30 rocket origins from the Brazilian solid sounding-rockets SONDA. In 1996 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Brazilian Comando Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (DCTA) creates a new sounding rocket VS-30 combining the thirds stage of the SONDA III-rocket with the payload section of the mini-TEXUS.
The first operational flight from ESRANGE, Kiruna, Sweden took place on December 1, 2005.
This model was designed for Sint-Pieterscollege Jette, Brussel, Belgium.
- Drawing by J. W. Navesnik