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Deacon Arrow II-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. Thrust 10.00 kN.

Status: Retired 1963.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Thrust: 10.00 kN (2,248 lbf).
Burn time: 2.00 s.
Number: 74 .

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