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Trident D-5-1


Solid rocket stage. Mass 39,100 kg (86,201 lb).

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 39,100 kg (86,200 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,242 kg (4,942 lb).
Height: 7.20 m (23.60 ft).
Diameter: 2.11 m (6.92 ft).
Number: 141 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Trident D-5 American intercontinental range, submarine-launched ballistic missile. Deployed March 1990 aboard the new Ohio-class submarines. 336 remain in service in the 2010's as America's seaborne nuclear deterrent. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Lockheed American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA, 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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