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M-3B


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,590/310 kg. Thrust 132.12 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 294 seconds.

Cost $ : 0.500 million.

Status: In development.
Gross mass: 3,590 kg (7,910 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 310 kg (680 lb).
Height: 2.68 m (8.79 ft).
Diameter: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Span: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Thrust: 132.12 kN (29,701 lbf).
Specific impulse: 294 s.
Burn time: 87 s.
Number: 10 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • M-3B-J Nissan solid rocket engine. 132.1 kN. In development. Isp=294s. Used on J-1 launch vehicle. First flight 1996. More...
  • M-3B-Mu Nissan solid rocket engine. 132.1 kN. Isp=294s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Mu-3S-II Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-735 + 1 x M-13 + 1 x M-23 + 1 x M-3B More...
  • J-1 Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Original version. More...
  • J-1 F2 Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Lower cost alternate to the original J-1 design. Uses the SRB-A of the H-2A vehicle as the first stage, the second and third stages of the J-1, with updated avionics. 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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