Encyclopedia Astronautica
Ariane 3-0


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 9,663/2,313 kg. Thrust 689.99 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 263 seconds.

Cost $ : 1.500 million.

AKA: SPB 7.35.
Status: Study 1993.
Gross mass: 9,663 kg (21,303 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,313 kg (5,099 lb).
Height: 8.32 m (27.29 ft).
Diameter: 1.07 m (3.51 ft).
Span: 1.07 m (3.51 ft).
Thrust: 689.99 kN (155,116 lbf).
Specific impulse: 263 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 240 s.
Burn time: 29 s.
Number: 278 .

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • SPB 7.35 SNPE solid rocket engine. 690 kN. Isp=263s. Strap-on booster for Advanced Scout, Ariane 2/3. First flight 1984. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Ariane 3 French orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x PAP solid rocket boosters + Ariane 2 core. More...
  • Ariane 44LP French orbital launch vehicle. Ariane 4 with 2 liquid rocket + 2 solid rocket strap-ons. More...
  • Ariane 42P French orbital launch vehicle. Ariane 4 with 2 solid rocket strap-ons. More...
  • Ariane 44P French orbital launch vehicle. Ariane 4 with 4 solid rocket strap-ons. More...
  • Advanced Scout American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Proposed upgrade of Scout proposed by the University of Rome with two strap-ons from the Ariane 4. Launch would have been from Italy's San Marco platform off Kenya. Further work cancelled in 1993. More...
  • Ariane 44LP-3 French orbital launch vehicle. As Ariane 44LP but with Ariane H10-3 upper stage. More...

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...

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use