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TX-500


Thiokol solid rocket engine. 2000 kN.

Gross mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb).
Height: 4.90 m (16.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.09 m (3.57 ft).
Thrust: 2,000.00 kN (449,600 lbf).

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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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