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Nihka
Bristol Aerospace solid rocket engine. Upper stages. Out of production. The Nihka rocket motor was developed specifically for the Black Brant X rocket system by Bristol Aerospace. Used on Black Brant 10 launch vehicle. First flight 1981.

AKA: 17KS12000;Bristol 440. Status: Active. Date: 1980-1982. Thrust: 50.50 kN (11,353 lbf). Gross mass: 399 kg (879 lb). Unfuelled mass: 70 kg (154 lb). Specific impulse: 285 s. Burn time: 17 s.

The Nihka rocket motor was developed for use as the third stage of the Black Brant X sounding racket. Schedule and cost constraints dictated a low risk development program, which was achieved by using proven hardware wherever possible, together with a high performance propellant/liner system. The motor weighed 398.7 kg and delivered a total impulse of 908,770 N-s in vacuum. The first test flight took place twenty months after initiation of design.

Propellant Formulation: HTPB.



Country: Canada. Launch Vehicles: Black Brant X, Black Brant XB, Black Brant XII, Black Brant 10CM1. Propellants: Solid. Stages: Nihka. Agency: Bristol.

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