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Star 26C


Solid rocket stage. 35.00 kN (7,868 lbf) thrust. Mass 264 kg (582 lb).

Status: Retired 1981.
Gross mass: 264 kg (582 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 32 kg (70 lb).
Height: 0.80 m (2.62 ft).
Diameter: 0.66 m (2.16 ft).
Thrust: 35.00 kN (7,868 lbf).
Burn time: 17 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Star 26C Thiokol solid rocket engine. 35 kN. In Production. Isp=272s. Upper stage motor used the titanium alloy case and nozzle attachment ring of the STAR 26B design to provide high propellant mass fraction and was insulated for high-spin-rate applications. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • DOT American sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 2 x Recruit + 1 x Castor + 1 x Star 26C More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Thiokol American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Thiokol Corporation, Ogden, UT, USA. 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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