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Alcor IB


Solid rocket stage. 42.00 kN (9,442 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb).

Status: Retired 1975.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 88 kg (194 lb).
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.52 m (1.70 ft).
Thrust: 42.00 kN (9,441 lbf).
Burn time: 26 s.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Propellants
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