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S-44


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,025/190 kg. Thrust 33.24 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 282 seconds.

AKA: Veiculo Lancador de Satelites.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 1,025 kg (2,259 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 190 kg (410 lb).
Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Diameter: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Span: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Thrust: 33.24 kN (7,473 lbf).
Specific impulse: 282 s.
Burn time: 68 s.
Number: 8 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • S-44 IAE solid rocket engine. 33.2 kN. Isp=282s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • VLS-R1 Brazilian all-solid test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • VS-40 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x S-40TM + 1 x S-44 More...
  • VLM Brazilian satellite launcher using core of VLS only. Planned for launch of microsatellites. First launch 2002 or later. 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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