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SPARTA-3


Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

Status: Retired 1974.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 28 kg (61 lb).
Height: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Diameter: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Thrust: 34.00 kN (7,643 lbf).
Burn time: 9.00 s.
Number: 11 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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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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