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Hercules solid rocket engine. 209 kN.

Gross mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Thrust: 209.00 kN (46,985 lbf).
Burn time: 3.00 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Hercules American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hercules, Wilmington, Delaware, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

Associated Stages
  • X-17 HTV-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 700 kg. Thrust 209.00 kN. More...

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