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Skylark 3-2


Solid rocket stage. 52.50 kN (11,802 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,200 kg (2,646 lb).

AKA: Raven.
Status: Retired 1990.
Gross mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 242 kg (533 lb).
Height: 5.40 m (17.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft).
Thrust: 52.50 kN (11,802 lbf).
Burn time: 36 s.
Number: 135 .

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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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