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Mu-3S-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 13,100/2,800 kg. Thrust 524.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 285 seconds.

Cost $ : 0.430 million.

AKA: M-23.
Status: Retired 1995.
Gross mass: 13,100 kg (28,800 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,800 kg (6,100 lb).
Height: 6.19 m (20.30 ft).
Diameter: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).
Span: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).
Thrust: 524.00 kN (117,799 lbf).
Specific impulse: 285 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 220 s.
Burn time: 70 s.
Number: 9 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • M-23-Mu Nissan solid rocket engine. 524 kN. Isp=285s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Mu-3S-II Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-735 + 1 x M-13 + 1 x M-23 + 1 x M-3B 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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