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Trident C-4-3


Solid rocket stage. Mass 2,000 kg (4,409 lb).

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 150 kg (330 lb).
Height: 3.30 m (10.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.86 m (2.82 ft).
Number: 168 .

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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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