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Arcon-1


Solid rocket stage. 4.50 kN (1,012 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

Status: Retired 1959.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 30 kg (66 lb).
Height: 2.50 m (8.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Thrust: 4.50 kN (1,012 lbf).
Burn time: 33 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Arcon American sounding rocket. Similar to the Deacon and Cajun. Developed by the Atlantic Research Corp. for NRL. First used in 1958. Designed to lift 18 kg to 113 km. The two-stage vehicle consisted of two Arcon motors in tandem. More...

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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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