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LE-3



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LE-3
Credit: Boeing / Rocketdyne
Rocketdyne N2O4/Aerozine-50 rocket engine. 53.340 kN. MHI(Japan)/Rocketdyne Upper Stage. Pressure-fed. Isp=285s.

Thrust: 53.34 kN (11,991 lbf).
Specific impulse: 285 s.
First Launch: 1970.

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  • N2O4/Aerozine-50 Nitrogen tetroxide became the storable liquid propellant of choice from the late 1950's. Aerozine was a 50-50 mixture of hydrazine and UDMH developed for use in the Titan 2 missile. Copied in one Russian missile but otherwise straight UDMH used more commonly. Higher boiling point than UDMH. More...

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