These few notes do not claim to constitute a history of the rockets in Europe. The plans of the various European states and organizations in the field, as well as the strong interaction with the military vectors are hardly outlined there. Listed in a same document, and associated with often comprehensive launch lists, these notes make nevertheless possible to have a rather good idea of the evolution of the rockets built in Europe.

It is a personal work - although many people helped me - completed with limited means. It is probable that, in spite of my precautions, these notes still contain some errors or gaps - some are announced -. I count on the reactions of the readers to help myself to correct and/or supplement information presented.