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51T6 Motor


Fakel solid rocket engine.

Gross mass: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 8.00 m (26.20 ft).
Diameter: 2.57 m (8.43 ft).
Burn time: 5.00 s.

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  • Grushin Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Fakel Machine Building Design Bureau named for P D Grushin, Khimki, Russia. 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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