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Castor 2R


American suborbital launch vehicle. 2 stage vehicle version of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor

Gross mass: 5,200 kg (11,400 lb).
Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft).
Thrust: 586.00 kN (131,738 lbf).
Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Scout Solid-fuel, light payload, lower-cost launch vehicle developed by the Air Force and NASA in the late 1950's and used in a variety of configurations over thirty years. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg, Wallops Island, and from Italy's equatorial San Marco platform off Kenya. Italy studied but did not develop subsequent upgraded versions. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Vought American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Vought, USA. More...

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