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Shanxi solid rocket engine.

Gross mass: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).

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  • Shanxi Chinese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Shanxi Institute of Power Machinery, China. 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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