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Alcyone


Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

Status: Retired 1977.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 39 kg (85 lb).
Height: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Diameter: 0.60 m (1.96 ft).
Thrust: 34.00 kN (7,643 lbf).
Burn time: 8.00 s.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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  • Strypi VIIAR American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor 2 + 1 x Alcor + 1 x Alcyone More...
  • Strypi VIIR American target missile. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Alcor IB + 1 x Alcyone More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Hercules American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hercules, Wilmington, Delaware, 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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