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S-43


IAE solid rocket engine. 303 kN. Isp=265s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985.

Thrust (sl): 262.000 kN (58,899 lbf). Thrust (sl): 26,740 kgf. Chamber Pressure: 56.20 bar. Area Ratio: 12.82.

Gross mass: 8,425 kg (18,573 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,245 kg (2,744 lb).
Height: 9.00 m (29.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Thrust: 303.00 kN (68,117 lbf).
Specific impulse: 265 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 225 s.
Burn time: 59 s.
Number: 20 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • VLS Brazilian satellite launcher building on successful family of sounding rockets. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • IAE Brazilian agency overseeing development of rocket engines. Instituto de Aeronautica e Espace, Brazil. 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...

Associated Stages
  • S-43 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 8,550/1,328 kg. Thrust 303.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 260 seconds. More...

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