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Beal


American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Beal, USA.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • BA-3200 Beal H2O2/Kerosene rocket engine. 14,100 kN. Development 1990's. Pressure-fed engine with composite ablative chamber and nozzle. Helium pressurant. Thrust declines to 70% of initial value before shutdown. Isp=259s. More...
  • BA-44 Beal H2O2/Kerosene rocket engine. 196 kN. Development 1990's. Pressure-fed restartable engine with composite ablative chamber and nozzle. Helium pressurant. Thrust declines to 50% of initial value before shutdown. Isp=300s. More...
  • BA-810 Beal H2O2/Kerosene rocket engine. 3600 kN. Development 1990's. Pressure-fed engine with composite ablative chamber and nozzle. Helium pressurant. Thrust declines to 50% of initial value before shutdown. Isp=282s. More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Beal BA-2 American low cost orbital launch vehicle. The Beal Aerospace BA-2 was a privately-financed heavy-lift commercial launch vehicle that used innovative technical solutions to achieve low cost to orbit. It harkened back to the low-cost Truax Sea Dragon or TRW 'Big Dumb Booster' concepts of the 1960's but added several new twists. Beal abandoned the project at the end of 2000 after the collapse of the MEO satellite market and active measures by NASA to support other, competing, more high-tech projects by the major aerospace contractors. More...

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