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300 inch solid


Notional solid rocket engine. 63,595 kN. Study 1963. Operational date would have been April 1973 Isp=263s. Used on Nova MM 14A launch vehicle.

Status: Study 1963.
Height: 58.10 m (190.60 ft).
Diameter: 7.60 m (24.90 ft).
Thrust: 63,595.00 kN (14,296,724 lbf).
Specific impulse: 263 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 234 s.
Burn time: 106 s.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nova MM 14A American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova design using 4 300 inch solids as first stage, 5 M-1 in second stage. Operational date would have been April 1973 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...

Associated Stages
  • Nova MM 14A-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 2,847,000/170,000 kg. Thrust 63,596.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 263 seconds. Operational date would have been April 1973 More...

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