Encyclopedia Astronautica
Guncotton


Propellant for gun used in gun-launched rockets such as Martlet. Propellant for gun used in gun-launched rockets such as Martlet.

Fuel: Guncotton.

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Associated Engines
  • 16 in gun US Navy gun for launch of rocket-boosted projectile. 1,470,981 kN. Development ended 1966. The proposed Martlet gun-launched small satellite launcher used a converted 16 inch naval gun to propell the rocket sabot. Isp=43s. More...

Associated Stages
  • HARP Gun Guncotton propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 450/1 kg. Thrust 127,000.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 365 seconds. The HARP gun, a converted 16 inch naval gun, was used during the 1960's to launch the Martlet series of rocket-launched space probes. More...

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