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Stonechat I-1


Solid rocket stage. 232.00 kN (52,156 lbf) thrust. Mass 4,800 kg (10,582 lb).

Status: Retired 1969.
Gross mass: 4,800 kg (10,500 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 750 kg (1,650 lb).
Height: 4.50 m (14.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.92 m (3.01 ft).
Thrust: 232.00 kN (52,155 lbf).
Burn time: 32 s.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Stonechat I RO solid rocket engine. 232 kN. Largest solid rocket motor ever produced in Britain. Motor developed for hypersonic research vehicle. Subsequently used in Falstaff test vehicle. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Stonechat I British sounding rocket. Single stage hypersonic test vehicle using the Stonechat I solid rocket motor. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
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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