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Algol 3A


CSD solid rocket engine. 464.7 kN. In Production. Isp=259s.

Thrust (sl): 405.500 kN (91,160 lbf). Thrust (sl): 41,349 kgf. Chamber Pressure: 31.00 bar. Area Ratio: 6.5.

Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 14,732 kg (32,478 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,030 kg (4,470 lb).
Height: 9.40 m (30.80 ft).
Diameter: 1.14 m (3.74 ft).
Thrust: 464.70 kN (104,469 lbf).
Specific impulse: 259 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 226 s.
Burn time: 84 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • CSD American manufacturer of rocket engines. Chemical Systems Division, 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...

Associated Stages
  • Algol 3A Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 14,732/2,030 kg. Thrust 464.71 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 259 seconds. More...

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