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NOTS Mod 551-B


NOTS solid rocket engine.

Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 85 kg (187 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.34 m (1.11 ft).
Burn time: 28 s.

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  • NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, 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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