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Star 26B



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Star-26B
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 34.627 kN. In Production. Isp=271s. Upper stage motor flown on the Burner IIA spacecraft for Boeing and the U.S. Air Force.

Total flown included in total for Star-26C. Total impulse 64,731 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.91.

AKA: 17.8-KS-7,784; TE-M-442-1; Burner 2A.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 261 kg (575 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 23 kg (50 lb).
Diameter: 0.66 m (2.17 ft).
Thrust: 34.63 kN (7,784 lbf).
Specific impulse: 272 s.
Burn time: 18 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • 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...

Bibliography
  • Thiokol Corporation Web Site, As of May, 1999. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Stages
  • Star 26B Solid rocket stage. 34.63 kN (7,784 lbf) thrust. Mass 261 kg (575 lb). More...

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