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Castor Lance-2


Solid rocket stage. 227.00 kN (51,032 lbf) thrust. Mass 800 kg (1,764 lb).

Status: Retired 1985.
Gross mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 274 kg (604 lb).
Height: 4.60 m (15.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.38 m (1.24 ft).
Thrust: 227.00 kN (51,031 lbf).
Burn time: 8.70 s.
Number: 37 .

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Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Sergeant 5-stage American test vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sergeant + 1 x Lance + 1 x Lance + 1 x Recruit + 1 x T-55 More...
  • Trailblazer 1 American test vehicle. The rocket's first three stages would take the upper stage package to a 260 km apogee. The upper stage package was mounted upside-down in relation to the other stages. When it had reached the peak, the three upper stages fired in sequence, ramming the payload, a 13 cm sphere, into the atmosphere at orbital re-entry speeds. More...
  • Journeyman American sounding rocket. Five stage vehicle of the Argo series consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Sergeant + 1 x Lance + 1 x Lance + 1 x Altair More...
  • Scanner American sounding rocket. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Aerojet Jr + 1 x Lance + 1 x Altair More...
  • Castor Lance American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor + 1 x Lance 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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