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Rocket stage used on Hermes A-2 test vehicle.

Status: Retired 1953.
Gross mass: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Thrust: 140.00 kN (31,470 lbf).
Burn time: 30 s.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Hermes A-2 American tactical ballistic missile. The Army Hermes A-2 single stage test rocket proved the technology of large solid rocket motors as developed by H L Thackwell at Thiokol. But the Army preferred to have further development done in-house and JPL was selected to develop the Sergeant rocket. In addition to the flight tests, a total of 22 motors were static fired, including one after seven years of storage. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • GE American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. General Electric Corporation, USA. More...

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