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Berenice-3


Solid rocket stage. 50.00 kN (11,240 lbf) thrust. Mass 280 kg (617 lb).

Status: Retired 1972.
Gross mass: 280 kg (610 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 124 kg (273 lb).
Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.33 m (1.08 ft).
Thrust: 50.00 kN (11,240 lbf).
Burn time: 6.70 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Tramontane SEPR solid rocket engine. 50 kN. Out of production. Isp=220s. Used on Berenice launch vehicle. First flight 1962. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Berenice French sounding rocket. Berenice was Onera's successor to the Antares re-entry vehicle test booster. It was nearly double the mass of Antares. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ONERA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France. 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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