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Skylark 2-1


Solid rocket stage. 44.50 kN (10,004 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,000 kg (2,205 lb).

Status: Retired 1962.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 240 kg (520 lb).
Height: 5.10 m (16.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft).
Thrust: 44.50 kN (10,004 lbf).
Burn time: 30 s.
Number: 9 .

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  • 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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