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LMSS Lox/Solid hybrid rocket engine. 270 kN.

Thrust: 270.00 kN (60,690 lbf).

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • LMSC American manufacturer of rocket engines. Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (now LMMS), USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Lox/Solid Liquid oxygen was the earliest, cheapest, safest, and eventually the preferred oxidiser for large space launchers. Its main drawback is that it is moderately cryogenic, and therefore not suitable for military uses where storage of the fuelled missile and quick launch are required. 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
  • HYSR-1 Lox/Solid propellant rocket stage. Thrust 270.00 kN. More...

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