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Arcon booster


ARC solid rocket engine. 14 kN.

Unfuelled mass: 8.00 kg (17.60 lb).
Height: 0.70 m (2.29 ft).
Diameter: 0.10 m (0.32 ft).
Thrust: 14.00 kN (3,147 lbf).
Burn time: 0.40 s.

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  • 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...

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