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Star 5C



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Star-5C
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 2.039 kN. Out of Production. Titan Retro designed to separate the second stage from the upper stage of the Titan IV launch vehicle.

The motor incorporates a reduced aluminum content (2 percent aluminum) propellant to minimize spacecraft contamination and delivers nearly the same total impulse as the STAR 5C (16 percent aluminum) motor. The case, nozzle, and igniter remain unchanged from the STAR 5C, and these same components are qualified for the more severe Titan IV environments. The motor has been successfully static tested from -4 to +177 deg F during qualification.

AKA: 2.67-KS-459; TE-M-344-16.
Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 2.04 kN (458 lbf).
Burn time: 2.67 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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