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Soleil NA803


Nord solid rocket engine. 147 kN. 2200 kg Isolane propellant. Stretched version of the NA802. Used on Topaze launch vehicle. First flight 1964.

Thrust: 147.00 kN (33,046 lbf).

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Topaze VE111L French test vehicle. The VE111L (long) used the stretched NA803 motor. The VE111L was successfully demonstrated the thrust vectoring concept over a longer burn period. The last two flights were VE111LG configuration, equipped with all-up inertial navigation systems. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nord French manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Nord Aviation, France. More...

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