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Cirrus II-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. Thrust 18.00 kN.

Status: Retired 1961.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.00 m (6.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.20 m (0.65 ft).
Thrust: 18.00 kN (4,046 lbf).
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Cirrus II German sounding rocket. Cirrus II could carry meteorological or biological payloads to a speed of over 1000 m/s and an altitude of 50 km. The first stage produced 1800 kgf and the second 508 kgf. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • DRG German manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Deutsche Raumfahrtgesellschaft eV, Germany. 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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