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Orion engine
Part of Hawk Family
Aerojet dual-thrust (boost-sustain) solid rocket engine, originally designed for the Hawk surface-to-air missile. Surplus motors were used in sounding rockets.

AKA: M22E8; Orion; Taurus Orion-2. Status: Active. Number: 1 . Thrust: 13.00 kN (2,922 lbf). Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb). Unfuelled mass: 111 kg (244 lb). Burn time: 32 s. Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft). Diameter: 0.35 m (1.14 ft).

Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Orion sounding rocket, Nike Orion, Taurus Orion, HJ Orion, Improved Orion, Nike Improved Orion, Terrier Improved Orion, Terrier Orion, VS-30/Orion, Terrier Mk 70 Orion. Propellants: Solid. Stages: Orion engine. Agency: Aerojet.



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