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Mk 17


Thiokol solid rocket engine. 17.7 kN.

Gross mass: 40 kg (88 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 18 kg (39 lb).
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).
Thrust: 17.70 kN (3,979 lbf).
Burn time: 2.10 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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