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Stromboli


SEPR solid rocket engine. 143 kN. Out of production. Isp=235s. Used on Berenice, Tacite, Titus. First flight 1962.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 1,885 kg (4,155 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 645 kg (1,421 lb).
Height: 4.70 m (15.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 143.00 kN (32,147 lbf).
Specific impulse: 235 s.
Burn time: 20 s.
First Launch: 1962.

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Associated Countries
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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Vega SAM French surface-to-air missile, tested at Hammaguir in early 1961 but not put into production. More...
  • Berenice French sounding rocket. Berenice was Onera's successor to the Antares re-entry vehicle test booster. It was nearly double the mass of Antares. More...
  • Tacite French sounding rocket. Single stage sounding rocket using a single Stromboli SEPR 739-2 stage with 'Plastoline' propellant. Stabilisation was by four fins and a nitrogen cold-gas spin thrusters. More...
  • Titus French sounding rocket. Sounding rocket derived from the first two stages of the Berenice test vehicle. The two stage vehicle consisted of 4 x SEPR P167 stabilisation rockets around a Stromboli 739 first stage, topped by a stretched Stromboli SEPR 740-3 second stage with four fins. The launches were made from Chaco in collaboration with the Argentinian agency CNIE. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • SEPR French manufacturer of rocket engines. Société Européene de Propulsion, France. 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
  • Serra, Jean-Jacques, Rockets in Europe, Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Stages
  • Berenice-1 Solid rocket stage. 170.00 kN (38,218 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,900 kg (4,189 lb). More...
  • Stromboli Solid rocket stage. 75.00 kN (16,861 lbf) thrust. Mass 900 kg (1,984 lb). More...

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