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Thiokol solid rocket engine. 3.8 kN. Out of Production. Isp=273s. A braking motor used by NASA for the Anchored Interplanetary Monitoring Platform program.

A charge of AP/Al urethane contained in a spherical case of 6Al-4V titanium, with a graphite/vitreous silica phenolic nozzle. Sweden's Freja scientific satellite used it in October of 1992, to raise its apogee. Total impulse 8,524 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.869.

Status: Out of Production.
Gross mass: 36 kg (79 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb).
Thrust: 3.80 kN (854 lbf).
Specific impulse: 273 s.
Burn time: 22 s.
Number: 9 .

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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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