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Trident Motor


Philco-Ford solid rocket engine. 35 kN.

Gross mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Height: 2.00 m (6.50 ft).
Diameter: 2.13 m (6.98 ft).
Thrust: 35.00 kN (7,868 lbf).

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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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