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Star 48A s



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Star-48A Short
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 77.109 kN. In Production. Isp=283s. Short nozzle upper-stage motor designed to fit within the dimensional envelope of the long nozzle.

Total flown included in total for Star-48A-l. Total impulse 693,030 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.944.

AKA: 87.2-KS-17,335; TE-M-799-1.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 2,574 kg (5,674 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 144 kg (317 lb).
Diameter: 1.24 m (4.08 ft).
Thrust: 77.11 kN (17,335 lbf).
Specific impulse: 283 s.
Burn time: 87 s.

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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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