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Meteor-3-2


Solid rocket stage. 14.00 kN (3,147 lbf) thrust. Mass 30 kg (66 lb).

Status: Retired 1974.
Gross mass: 30 kg (66 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 14.00 kN (3,147 lbf).
Burn time: 2.30 s.
Number: 138 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Meteor-3 Polish sounding rocket. Development of the Meteor-3 began in 1967. The two stage vehicle consisted of two modified Meteor-1 stages in tandem. It was launched from a 12-m rail launcher and could take the 4.5 kg dart payload to 65 km. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • PIHM Polish manufacturer of rocket engines. Polish Hydro-Meteorological Institute, Poland. 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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