Encyclopedia Astronautica
Prosper


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 10 kg.

Status: Retired 1960.
Gross mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 1.20 m (3.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.16 m (0.52 ft).
Number: 16 .

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Associated Engines
  • Melanie SEPR solid rocket engine. 11.1 kN. Out of production. 22 kg propellant. Empty mass estimated. Isp=227s. Used on Berenice launch vehicle. First flight 1962. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ATEF French agency overseeing development of rocket engines. ATEF, France. 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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