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Nike Hercules-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 2,400 kg. Thrust 772.00 kN.

No Engines: 4.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 2,400 kg (5,200 lb).
Height: 4.30 m (14.10 ft).
Diameter: 1.06 m (3.47 ft).
Thrust: 772.00 kN (173,552 lbf).
Burn time: 3.40 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Hercules American surface-to-air missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Hercules Booster + 1 x TX-30 More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Hercules American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hercules, Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 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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