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T-55


Thiokol solid rocket engine. 21 kN.

Unfuelled mass: 12 kg (26 lb).
Height: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Thrust: 21.00 kN (4,720 lbf).
Burn time: 1.30 s.

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  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. More...

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  • 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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