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Astrid-1


Solid rocket stage. 0.40 kN (90 lbf) thrust. Mass 20 kg (44 lb).

No Engines: 4.

Status: Retired 1994.
Gross mass: 20 kg (44 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 8.00 kg (17.60 lb).
Height: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Thrust: 400 N (80 lbf).
Burn time: 30 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Astrid American test vehicle. Single stage vehicle to demonstrate laser-pumped propulsion. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Livermore American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Livermore, 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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