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MSBS M2-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 6,000 kg. Thrust 320.00 kN.

AKA: Rita 2.
Status: Retired 1993.
Gross mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 1.51 m (4.95 ft).
Thrust: 320.00 kN (71,930 lbf).
Burn time: 52 s.
Number: 27 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • MSBS M2 French intermediate range ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SEP 904 + 1 x Rita II More...
  • SSBS S3 French submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x SEP 902 + 1 x Rita II More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Sud French manufacturer of rocket engines. Sud Aviation, France. 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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