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Caleb-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 267/23 kg. Thrust 13.78 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 254 seconds.

Status: Retired 1962.
Gross mass: 267 kg (588 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 23 kg (50 lb).
Thrust: 13.78 kN (3,097 lbf).
Specific impulse: 254 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 204 s.
Burn time: 39 s.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • X-248 Thiokol solid rocket engine. 12.4 kN. Isp=256s. Used on Atlas Able, Blue Scout 2, Caleb, Delta, Delta A, Delta B, Delta C. First flight 1959. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Caleb American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Heavily classifed project related to air-launched ASAT development. Launch tests in 1958. NOTS project staff believed they successully orbited a satellite but unconfirmed. 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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