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Viper-20


Multiple-source American solid rocket engine. 20 kN. Viper

Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf).
Burn time: 2.20 s.

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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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