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Minuteman 1A T-1


Solid rocket stage. 792.00 kN (178,049 lbf) thrust. Mass 22,900 kg (50,486 lb).

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 22,900 kg (50,400 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,500 kg (5,500 lb).
Height: 7.50 m (24.60 ft).
Diameter: 1.68 m (5.51 ft).
Thrust: 792.00 kN (178,048 lbf).
Burn time: 59 s.
Number: 82 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Minuteman 1A American intercontinental ballistic missile. Initial production version, 3 stage vehicle. The Minuteman IA used exclusively the Mk.5 RV with the W59 (1 MT) warhead. More...

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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