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Terrier Oriole-2


Solid rocket stage.

Status: Active.
Height: 3.90 m (12.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Terrier Oriole American sounding rocket. SPACEHAB's Astrotech Space Operations developed the Oriole sounding rocket in the late 1990s to provide launch services for commercial and scientific payloads. Oriole was both the first privately developed sounding rocket in the United States and the first new U.S. sounding rocket in 25 years. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Astrotech American manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Astrotech, 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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