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Star 26B


Solid rocket stage. 34.63 kN (7,784 lbf) thrust. Mass 261 kg (575 lb).

Status: Retired 1976.
Gross mass: 261 kg (575 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 23 kg (50 lb).
Height: 0.80 m (2.62 ft).
Diameter: 0.66 m (2.16 ft).
Thrust: 34.63 kN (7,784 lbf).
Burn time: 18 s.
Number: 10 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Star 26B Thiokol solid rocket engine. 34.627 kN. In Production. Isp=271s. Upper stage motor flown on the Burner IIA spacecraft for Boeing and the U.S. Air Force. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Thor Burner 2A American orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Thor DM-18A + 1 x Star 37B + 1 x Star 26B 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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