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Star 48V


Solid rocket stage. 68.70 kN (15,444 lbf) thrust. Mass 2,200 kg (4,850 lb).

Status: Retired 1995.
Gross mass: 2,200 kg (4,800 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 140 kg (300 lb).
Height: 2.00 m (6.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.22 m (4.00 ft).
Thrust: 68.70 kN (15,444 lbf).
Burn time: 84 s.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Star 48V Thiokol solid rocket engine. In Production. Developed for Conestoga's upper stage, providing some 4 degrees capability at 30 degree/sec using the same loaded casing as the 48B. First Flight: 1994. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Conestoga 1620 American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 4 x Castor 4B + 2 x Castor 4B + 1 x Castor 4B + 1 x Star 48V 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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