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SNECMA


French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. SNECMA, France.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Atar 9K SNECMA turbojet engine. 48 kN. Out of Production. Isp=2020s. More...
  • SPW-2000 SNECMA, Pratt and Whitney lox/lh2 rocket engine. 230.4 kN. Design 2000. New upper-stage cryogenic engine for the upgraded Ariane-5, the Atlas-5, and other new vehicles. More...
  • Vinci Snecma, Ottobrunn lox/lh2 rocket engine. 180 kN. Upper Stages. In development. Isp=467s. Advanced expander cycle cryogenic propellant rocket engine with the capability of five in-space restarts. First hot-fire tests 2005. First flight 2010. More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Lex French sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • Belenos French sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Elan + 1 x Aurore More...
  • Belia French sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Elan + 1 x Belisama More...
  • Belier III French sounding rocket. Improved Belier single stage vehicle, using a Vega motor loaded with 230.5 kg of 'Isolane' propellant with a specific impulse of 240 seconds. More...
  • Grannos French test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Emilie + 1 x Melusine More...

Associated Stages
  • Aurore-1 Solid rocket stage. 10.50 kN (2,360 lbf) thrust. Mass 50 kg (110 lb). More...
  • Lex-1 Solid rocket stage. 10.00 kN (2,248 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

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