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Cygnus 15


Thiokol solid rocket engine. 22 kN.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb).
Height: 0.40 m (1.31 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 22.00 kN (4,945 lbf).
Burn time: 4.80 s.

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  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, 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...

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