Encyclopedia Astronautica
BE-3B1


Hercules solid rocket engine. 34 kN.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 39 kg (85 lb).
Height: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Diameter: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Thrust: 34.00 kN (7,643 lbf).
Burn time: 8.00 s.

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Hercules American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hercules, Wilmington, Delaware, 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
  • Alcyone Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use