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Taurus-0


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 48,960/4,300 kg. Thrust 2,204.50 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 282 seconds. ICBM MX Peacekeeper ICBM 1st stage. Used for only first Taurus launch

Cost $ : 7.000 million.

Status: In production.
Gross mass: 48,960 kg (107,930 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 4,300 kg (9,400 lb).
Height: 8.48 m (27.82 ft).
Diameter: 2.34 m (7.67 ft).
Span: 2.34 m (7.67 ft).
Thrust: 2,204.50 kN (495,590 lbf).
Specific impulse: 282 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 250 s.
Burn time: 56 s.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Peacekeeper 1 Thiokol solid rocket engine. 2204.5 kN. In Production. MX Stage 1. Used as first stage of Taurus launch vehicle for initial test. Isp=282s. 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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