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Alcor IA


Solid rocket stage. 49.00 kN (11,016 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb).

Status: Retired 1974.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.52 m (1.70 ft).
Thrust: 49.00 kN (11,015 lbf).
Burn time: 23 s.
Number: 18 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Propellants
  • 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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