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RSA-3-3
South African solid rocket engine. In production. Israeli AUS-51 rocket motor, built in both Israel and South Africa. Upper stage engine for RSA-3, RSA-4, Shavit, Shavit 1. First flight 1988. Solid propellant rocket stage. Data accurate. Source: Missile exhibit and placards, AF Museum, South Africa. ARC/Rafael AUS 51 is identical. Solid propellant rocket stage. Essentially identical to RSA-3 third stage. Oriented and spun up by 1000 kg avionic section/spin platform, which separates prior to ignition. RSA-4 third stage.

AKA: AUS 51;RSA-4-3. Status: In production. Number: 9 . Thrust: 51.00 kN (11,465 lbf). Specific impulse: 292 s. Burn time: 105 s. Height: 2.10 m (6.80 ft). Diameter: 1.30 m (4.20 ft).



Country: South Africa. Launch Vehicles: Shaviyt, RSA-3, RSA-4, Shaviyt 1, LeoLink LK-1. Propellants: Solid. Stages: RSA-3-3.

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