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RS-19



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RS-19
Credit: Boeing / Rocketdyne
Rocketdyne exotic ClF3/Hydrazine rocket engine. Launch thrust 3.108 kN. Condor Development Booster Air-to-Ground Missile. Pressure-fed. Thrust and specific impulse values are at sea level.

Thrust (sl): 3.108 kN (699 lbf). Thrust (sl): 317 kgf. Propellant Formulation: ClF3/MHF-3.

Thrust: 3.11 kN (699 lbf).
Specific impulse: 259 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 259 s.
First Launch: 1967.

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  • ClF3/Hydrazine Chlorine trifluoride was another of the extremely reactive and toxic oxidisers tested in the United States in the late 1950's. As in the other cases, it was found that the handling problems and safety risks outweighed the performance benefits. Hydrazine (N2H4) found early use as a fuel, but it was quickly replaced by UDMH. It is still used as a monopropellant for satellite station-keeping motors. More...

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