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eAC hybrid N2O/Solid rocket engine. 6 kN.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 46 kg (101 lb).
Height: 5.80 m (19.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Thrust: 6.00 kN (1,349 lbf).
Burn time: 15 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • eAc American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. eAc, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • N2O/Solid Liquid nitrous oxide (N2O / dinitrogen monoxide / 'laughing gas') is the oxidiser of choice for hybrid rocket motors because it is benign, storable, and self-pressurising to 48 atmospheres at 17 deg C. 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
  • Hyperion-1 Solid rocket stage. 6.00 kN (1,349 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

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