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Black Knight 201/C2-2


Solid rocket stage. 36.50 kN (8,206 lbf) thrust. Mass 200 kg (441 lb).

AKA: Cuckoo II.
Status: Retired 1965.
Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 37 kg (81 lb).
Height: 1.20 m (3.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft).
Thrust: 36.50 kN (8,206 lbf).
Burn time: 10 s.
Number: 7 .

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  • 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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