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Nike Iroquois-2


Solid rocket stage. 24.40 kN (5,485 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb).

AKA: TE-M-388.
Status: Retired 1979.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 43 kg (94 lb).
Height: 2.70 m (8.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.20 m (0.65 ft).
Thrust: 24.40 kN (5,485 lbf).
Burn time: 7.70 s.
Number: 211 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Iroquois American sounding rocket. Aerojet developed the Nike-Iroquois (also called Niro) to fulfill a US Air Force requirement for a low-cost sounding rocket with roll control and high structural strength. 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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