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Viper Falcon-2


Solid rocket stage.

Status: Retired 1960.
Height: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.16 m (0.52 ft).
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Viper Falcon American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Viper I + 1 x Falcon More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Hughes American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Hughes Aircraft Co. , 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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