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Shavit 2

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Shavit 2

Shavit 2 (Hebrew: "comet" - 2 שביט) was the first sounding rocket which Israel launched on 5 July 1961 for meteorological research. [1] [2]

The weight of Shavit 2 was 250 kilogram and its height was 3.76 meters. The rocket achieved top height of 80 kilometers.


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