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Star 13B



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Star-13B
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 7.6 kN. Out of Production. Isp=285s. Orbit insertion motor incorporated the lightweight case developed for the STAR 13 with the propellant and nozzle design of the earlier TE-M-516 apogee motor.

The motor case was stretched 2.2 inches to provide for increased propellant loading. The motor was used to adjust orbit inclination of a satellite from a Delta launch. Total impulse 11,807 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.87.

AKA: 14.8-KS-1,708; TE-M-763.
Status: Out of Production.
Gross mass: 47 kg (103 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb).
Thrust: 7.60 kN (1,709 lbf).
Specific impulse: 286 s.
Burn time: 15 s.
Number: 3 .

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  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. More...

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  • 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...

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