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MARC 42A1


ARC solid rocket engine. 12.2 kN.

Gross mass: 30 kg (66 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 15 kg (33 lb).
Height: 1.60 m (5.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 12.20 kN (2,743 lbf).
Burn time: 3.00 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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