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MR-12-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 1,000 kg.

Status: Retired 1997.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 8.80 m (28.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.45 m (1.47 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • MR-12 Russian sounding rocket. The MR-12 sounding rocket was developed by the Soviet Union as a modern replacement for the MR-1 Meteo. It was a single stage solid rocket with a 170 kg payload. Payload section 1.55 m long, 0.445 m in diameter. 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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