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Melanie


SEPR solid rocket engine. 11.1 kN. Out of production. 22 kg propellant. Empty mass estimated. Isp=227s. Used on Berenice launch vehicle. First flight 1962.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 32 kg (70 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 2.95 m (9.67 ft).
Diameter: 0.22 m (0.72 ft).
Thrust: 11.10 kN (2,495 lbf).
Specific impulse: 227 s.
Burn time: 4.40 s.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Berenice French sounding rocket. Berenice was Onera's successor to the Antares re-entry vehicle test booster. It was nearly double the mass of Antares. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • SEPR French manufacturer of rocket engines. Société Européene de Propulsion, France. More...

Associated Propellants
  • 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...

Bibliography
  • Serra, Jean-Jacques, Rockets in Europe, Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Stages
  • Melanie Solid rocket stage. 38.00 kN (8,543 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

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