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OPd-56-39-22D-2


Solid rocket stage. 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb).

Status: Retired 1961.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 150 kg (330 lb).
Height: 3.20 m (10.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.39 m (1.27 ft).
Thrust: 20.00 kN (4,496 lbf).
Burn time: 32 s.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Antares French test vehicle. Antares was a re-entry vehicle test booster. The first three stages lofted the fourth stage and RV model to 150 km altitude. The fourth stage then fired downward to ram the RV at Mach 7 into the atmosphere. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ONERA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, 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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