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Kappa 8-2


Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 300 kg (661 lb).

Status: Retired 1970.
Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 50 kg (110 lb).
Height: 3.10 m (10.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Thrust: 34.00 kN (7,643 lbf).
Burn time: 9.70 s.
Number: 20 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISAS Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. 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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