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Cajun Dart-1


Solid rocket stage. 36.00 kN (8,093 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

Status: Retired 1976.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 22 kg (48 lb).
Height: 2.60 m (8.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Thrust: 36.00 kN (8,093 lbf).
Burn time: 3.00 s.
Number: 805 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Cajun American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle sounding rocket consisting of a Nike booster together with a Cajun upper stage. Aside from the Soviet MMR-06, the Nike-Cajun was the most often launched sounding rocket. The Cajun motor was developed for NASA in the 1950's by Thiokol, providing a more modern but still affordable replacement for the World War II-era Deacon. More...
  • Bullpup Cajun American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Bullpup + 1 x Cajun More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, 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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