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Veronique 61


LRBA Nitric acid/Turpentine rocket engine. 60 kN.

Thrust: 60.00 kN (13,488 lbf).
Burn time: 56 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • LRBA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. LRBA, France. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Nitric acid/Turpentine Drawing on the German World War II Wasserfall rocket, nitric acid (HNO3) became the early storable oxidiser of choice for missiles and upper stages of the 1950's. To overcome various problems with its use, it was necessary to combine the nitric acid with N2O4 and passivation compounds. These formulae were considered extremely secret at the time. By the late 1950's it was apparent that N2O4 by itself was a better oxidiser. Therefore nitric acid was almost entirely replaced by pure N2O4 in storable liquid fuel rocket engines developed after 1960. More...

Associated Stages
  • Veronique 61 Nitric acid/Turpentine propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 1,900 kg. Thrust 60.00 kN. More...
  • Veronique 61M Nitric acid/Turpentine propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 2,000 kg. Thrust 60.00 kN. More...

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