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X-17 HTV-3


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 30 kg.

Status: Retired 1955.
Gross mass: 30 kg (66 lb).
Height: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).
Number: 16 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • X-17 HTV American test vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x 3-DS-47000 + 3 x NOTS 124-C + 1 x NOTS 124-C More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • NOTS American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA, 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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