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Skua 3-1


Solid rocket stage. Mass 80 kg (176 lb).

AKA: Skua.
Status: Retired 1981.
Gross mass: 80 kg (176 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.13 m (0.42 ft).
Burn time: 30 s.
Number: 24 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bristol Canadian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Bristol Aerospace Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 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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