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Paiute Apache-2


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. Thrust 21.00 kN.

Status: Retired 1980.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.60 m (8.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Thrust: 21.00 kN (4,720 lbf).
Burn time: 6.00 s.
Number: 834 .

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Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Apache American sounding rocket. The most popular sounding rocket introduced during the early 1960's was this two-stage, solid-propellant vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Apache upper stage. More...
  • Apache American sounding rocket. The Apache upper stage was an improved version of the Cajun. The Thiokol engine used aluminised polyurethane propellant with a higher specific impulse and phenolic lining in the steel nozzle. Cost to NASA was $ 6,000 per rocket. The Apache could be used in a single stage version, but was normally used with a booster stage, usually the Nike. More...
  • Asp Apache American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Asp + 1 x Apache More...
  • Bullpup Apache American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Bullpup + 1 x Apache More...
  • Ute Apache American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Ute + 1 x Apache More...
  • Paiute Apache American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Paiute + 1 x Apache 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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