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Star 63D



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Star-63D
Credit: Thiokol
Thiokol solid rocket engine. 84.739 kN. In Production. Isp=283s. Perigee motor with a range of propellant loads, yielding GTO payloads from 3,080 to 4,588 pounds at a constant velocity of 8,012 feet per second.

Perigee motor has successfully delivered two payloads to elliptical transfer orbit with no failures. Given a range of propellant loads, the STAR 63D payload capability ranges from 3,080 to 4,588 pounds at a constant velocity of 8,012 feet per second. Motor components are of proven design features and material, thus maximizing reliability. Total impulse 921,828 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.929.

AKA: 118-KS-19,050; TU-936.
Status: In Production.
Gross mass: 3,499 kg (7,713 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 248 kg (546 lb).
Diameter: 1.60 m (5.25 ft).
Thrust: 84.74 kN (19,050 lbf).
Specific impulse: 283 s.
Burn time: 118 s.
Number: 8 .

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  • 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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