Dial Wika - Space launch mission detailed information
10 MAR 1970
National Center of Space Research
Diamant Launch Area
French-German scientific satellite with four experiments aboard.
The Diamant rocket (Diamant is French for "diamond") was the first exclusively French expendable launch system and at the same time the first satellite launcher not built by either the United States or USSR. As such, it has been referred to as being a key predecessor for all subsequent European launcher projects.