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Goldfinch II


BAJ solid rocket engine.

Total Impulse: -2 kNs.

Gross mass: 400 kg (880 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 89 kg (196 lb).
Height: 2.50 m (8.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft).
Burn time: 3.50 s.

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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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