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A3P-1


Solid rocket stage. Mass 11,100 kg (24,471 lb).

AKA: Polaris A3P St1.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 11,100 kg (24,400 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,270 kg (2,790 lb).
Height: 4.40 m (14.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).
Number: 282 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • A3P-1 Aerojet solid rocket engine. Polaris stage 1. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Polaris A3 American missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x A3P + 1 x X-260 More...
  • STARS American test vehicle. Three stage target vehicle for anti-ballistic missile tests, consisting of a surplus Polaris A3 SLBM (A3P first stage + X-260 second stage) and an Orbus 1 third stage. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...
  • Lockheed American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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