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Nike Viper I-2


Solid rocket stage. 24.00 kN (5,395 lbf) thrust. Mass 90 kg (198 lb).

AKA: Viper.
Status: Retired 1960.
Gross mass: 90 kg (198 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 25 kg (55 lb).
Height: 2.70 m (8.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.54 ft).
Thrust: 24.00 kN (5,395 lbf).
Burn time: 5.60 s.
Number: 11 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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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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