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Astrobee F-1


Solid rocket stage. 36.40 kN (8,183 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,300 kg (2,866 lb).

Status: Retired 1983.
Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 250 kg (550 lb).
Height: 7.30 m (23.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 36.40 kN (8,183 lbf).
Burn time: 51 s.
Number: 49 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. 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...

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