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MARC 13A1


ARC solid rocket engine. 17 kN.

Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 112 kg (246 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.30 m (0.98 ft).
Thrust: 17.00 kN (3,821 lbf).
Burn time: 52 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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