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Burner 3


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,243/168 kg. Thrust 51.15 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 297 seconds.

Cost $ : 4.350 million.

Status: Out of Production.
Gross mass: 1,243 kg (2,740 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 168 kg (370 lb).
Height: 1.86 m (6.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.94 m (3.08 ft).
Span: 0.94 m (3.08 ft).
Thrust: 51.15 kN (11,499 lbf).
Specific impulse: 297 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 230 s.
Burn time: 60 s.

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Associated Engines
  • Star 37X Thiokol solid rocket engine. 51.1 kN. Out of Production. Total impulse 310,668 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.928. Isp=295s. 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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