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Paiute Apache-1


Solid rocket stage. 186.00 kN (41,814 lbf) thrust. Mass 300 kg (661 lb).

Status: Retired 1981.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 81 kg (178 lb).
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 186.00 kN (41,814 lbf).
Burn time: 3.70 s.
Number: 34 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Paiute Apache American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Paiute + 1 x Apache More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, 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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