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DP Boost


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 8,000 kg. Boost stage for Tu-123/DP nuclear propulsion upper stage.

Status: Study.
Gross mass: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb).

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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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