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Cetus


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 50/10 kg. Thrust 4.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 230 seconds. Masses, specific impulse estimated.

Status: Retired 1970.
Gross mass: 50 kg (110 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 0.51 m (1.67 ft).
Diameter: 0.43 m (1.41 ft).
Span: 0.43 m (1.41 ft).
Thrust: 4.00 kN (899 lbf).
Specific impulse: 230 s.
Burn time: 20 s.
Number: 22 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • NOTS 100A NOTS solid rocket engine. Used on Blue Scout Junior launch vehicle. First flight 1960. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Blue Scout Jr American suborbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares + 1 x Alcor + 1 x Cetus More...
  • Scout X-3A American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Algol 2A + 1 x Castor + 1 x Antares 2 + 1 x Altair + 1 x Cetus 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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