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Alfa


Aeritalia solid rocket engine. 250 kN.

Gross mass: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 3.80 m (12.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).
Thrust: 250.00 kN (56,200 lbf).
Burn time: 57 s.

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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
  • Alfa-1 Solid rocket stage. 250.00 kN (56,202 lbf) thrust. Mass 6,500 kg (14,330 lb). More...

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