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Sergeant Sounding Rocket


American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle consisting.

AKA: Sergeant.
Gross mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb).
Height: 5.10 m (16.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Thrust: 220.00 kN (49,450 lbf).
Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

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See also
  • Sergeant Single-stage solid-propulsion tactical ballistic missile developed for the US Army. Surplus rockets and the Sergeant's rocket motor (known commercially as Castor) became the basis for many sounding rockets. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • JPL American agency;manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA. More...

Associated Stages
  • Sergeant Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 42/21 kg. Thrust 6.66 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 235 seconds. More...

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