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Star 6B



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Star-6B
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 2.510 kN. In Production. Isp=273s. Delta-V reentry motor developed as a spin-up and propulsion motor for reentry vehicles. The design incorporated an aluminum case and a plastic nozzle assembly.

The motor is capable of spinning at 16 revolutions per second during firing and is designed for a wide range (5.7 to 15.7 lb) of propellant loads. Total impulse 1,671 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.595.

AKA: 5.9-KS-565; TE-M-790-1.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb).
Diameter: 0.19 m (0.61 ft).
Thrust: 2.51 kN (564 lbf).
Specific impulse: 273 s.
Burn time: 5.90 s.
Number: 23 .

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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.

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