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Star 63F



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Star-63F
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 104.627 kN. In Production. Isp=297s. Provided perigee kick for the McDonnell PAM-D2 system. Another version was the Star 63D (TU-936).

Perigee motor has successfully completed development and qualification and is in production. It can be offloaded to a propellant weight of 1952 kg. Motor components are of proven design features and material, thus maximizing reliability. Total impulse 1,277,319 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.929.

AKA: 120-KS-23,520; TE-M-963.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 4,590 kg (10,110 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 326 kg (718 lb).
Height: 1.78 m (5.84 ft).
Diameter: 1.60 m (5.20 ft).
Thrust: 104.63 kN (23,521 lbf).
Specific impulse: 297 s.
Burn time: 120 s.
Number: 5 .

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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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