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Star 13A



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Star-13A
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 5.874 kN. In Production. Isp=286s. Orbit insertion motor incorporated the lightweight titanium case developed for the STAR 13 with the propellant and nozzle design of the earlier TE-M-444 apogee motor.

The motor was used as an injection stage of the Thor Burner II for small satellites in several missions. Total impulse 9,544 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.87.

AKA: 15.3-KS-1,320; TE-M-516.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 38 kg (83 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb).
Diameter: 0.34 m (1.12 ft).
Thrust: 5.87 kN (1,321 lbf).
Specific impulse: 287 s.
Burn time: 15 s.
Number: 8 .

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. 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
  • Thiokol Corporation Web Site, As of May, 1999. Web Address when accessed: here.

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