H2O2/Kerosene rocket stage. 75.00 kN (16,861 lbf) thrust. Mass 5,400 kg (11,905 lb).
Status: Retired 1965.
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Gross mass: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 540 kg (1,190 lb).
Height: 9.00 m (29.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.91 m (2.98 ft).
Thrust: 75.00 kN (16,860 lbf).
Burn time: 140 s.
Number: 8 .
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H2O2/Kerosene Hydrogen peroxide is used as both an oxidiser and a monopropellant. Relatively high density and non-toxic, it was abandoned after early use in British rockets, but recently revived as a propellant for the Black Horse spaceplane. Rocket propellant RP-1, or its foreign equivalents, is a straight-run kerosene fraction, which is subjected to further treatment, i.e., acid washing, sulphur dioxide extraction. Thus, unsaturated substances which polymerise in storage are removed, as are sulphur-containing hydrocarbons. More...
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