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Sparrow Arcas-2


Solid rocket stage. 1.50 kN (337 lbf) thrust.

Status: Retired 1975.
Unfuelled mass: 15 kg (33 lb).
Height: 1.60 m (5.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 1.50 kN (337 lbf).
Burn time: 29 s.
Number: 39 .

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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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