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Astrobee D


Aerojet solid rocket engine. 8.9 kN.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 20 kg (44 lb).
Height: 2.80 m (9.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Thrust: 8.90 kN (2,001 lbf).
Burn time: 17 s.

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  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

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  • 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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