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Sparoair III-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. Thrust 5.50 kN.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 1.30 m (4.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.20 m (0.65 ft).
Thrust: 5.50 kN (1,236 lbf).
Burn time: 23 s.
Number: 2 .

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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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