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M-100-2


Solid rocket stage. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

Status: Retired 1993.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 55 kg (121 lb).
Height: 1.60 m (5.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Burn time: 4.50 s.
Number: 7639 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • M-100 Two-stage, solid propellant, fin stabilized, unguided Russian sounding rocket, fired in greater numbers than any other. At least 6,640 of all models were fired to the edge of space before the vehicle was discontinued in 1990. 4,908 of the basic M-100 model were fired from 1957-07-11 to 1983-09-28. More...
  • M-100B Russian sounding rocket. Model calibrated with Western sounding rockets and part of the World Meteorological Network. 1,730 launched from 1976-01-07 to 1990-12-. More...
  • M-100A Russian sounding rocket. Special modification, only fired twice on 1976-11-10 and 1976-12-22. 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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