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Rockair-1


Solid rocket stage. 3.60 kN (809 lbf) thrust.

Status: Retired 1955.
Unfuelled mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb).
Height: 1.20 m (3.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.0700 m (0.2290 ft).
Thrust: 3.60 kN (809 lbf).
Burn time: 1.50 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • FFAR Multiple-source American solid rocket engine. 3.6 kN. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Rockair American sounding rocket. The Rockair technique (research rocket launched from aircraft) was developed by the Office of Naval Research and the University of Maryland. A 2.75-inch FFAR rocket was fired from a Navy F2H-2 Banshee aircraft to an altitude of approximately 60,000 m. 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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