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Taurus-1


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 13,242/1,088 kg. Thrust 484.91 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 285 seconds. Pegasus stage 1 without the wings and stabilisers.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 13,242 kg (29,193 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,088 kg (2,398 lb).
Height: 7.60 m (24.90 ft).
Diameter: 1.27 m (4.16 ft).
Span: 1.27 m (4.16 ft).
Thrust: 484.91 kN (109,012 lbf).
Specific impulse: 285 s.
Burn time: 73 s.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • Pegasus-1 Hercules solid rocket engine. 484.9 kN. Isp=285s. Used on Pegasus, Taurus. First flight 1989. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
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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