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Nike Ajax-2


Solid rocket stage. 11.60 kN (2,608 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb).

Status: Retired 1963.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 372 kg (820 lb).
Height: 4.50 m (14.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.30 m (0.98 ft).
Thrust: 11.60 kN (2,608 lbf).
Burn time: 30 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Ajax American surface-to-air missile. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Ajax More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bell American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. ARC Liquid Propellant Division, Niagara Falls, NY, 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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