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RS-36 Sustainer
Credit: Boeing / Rocketdyne
Rocketdyne N2O4/MMH rocket engine. 55.6 kN. HOE Homing Overlay Experiment Upper Stage Axial Propulsion System. Pressure-fed. Derivative of Lance propulsioon system. Isp=281s. First flight 1983.

Thrust: 55.60 kN (12,499 lbf).
Specific impulse: 281 s.
First Launch: 1979.

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  • HOE American anti-ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle used to test the Homing Overlay Experiment anti-ballistic missile kill vehicle. More...

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  • N2O4/MMH Nitrogen tetroxide became the storable liquid propellant of choice from the late 1950's. Monomethylhydrazine (CH3NHNH2) is a storable liquid fuel that found favour in the United States for use in orbital spacecraft engines. Its advantages in comparison to UDMH are higher density and slightly higher performance. More...

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