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RTV-500


JPL solid rocket engine. 80 kN.

Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 223 kg (491 lb).
Height: 1.20 m (3.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.89 m (2.91 ft).
Thrust: 80.00 kN (17,984 lbf).
Burn time: 6.00 s.

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  • JPL American agency;manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 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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