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Dragon-2


Solid rocket stage. 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf) thrust. Mass 300 kg (661 lb).

Status: Retired 1972.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.90 m (9.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.31 m (1.01 ft).
Thrust: 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf).
Burn time: 23 s.
Number: 64 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Belier I French sounding rocket. Basic Belier single stage vehicle, powered with a Jericho rocket motor loaded with 208 kg of 'Epictete' solid propellant with a specific impulse of 190 seconds. More...
  • Dragon 1 French sounding rocket. Two stage sounding rocket. The Belier upper stage was augmented by a Stromboli booster with 686 kg of solid propellant. The rocket was spin stabilised by small solid rocket engines on the four fins. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sud French manufacturer of rocket engines. Sud Aviation, France. 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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