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Little Joe 1 2P-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 4,200 kg.

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 4,200 kg (9,200 lb).
Height: 5.70 m (18.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Burn time: 38 s.
Number: 23 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. 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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