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Astrobee 500-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 300 kg. Thrust 156.00 kN.

AKA: MB-1.
Status: Retired 1960.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 156.00 kN (35,070 lbf).
Burn time: 1.50 s.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
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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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