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VE10A Aigle-1


Solid rocket stage. 75.00 kN (16,861 lbf) thrust. Mass 900 kg (1,984 lb).

Status: Retired 1964.
Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 246 kg (542 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 75.00 kN (16,860 lbf).
Burn time: 16 s.
Number: 6 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Aigle VE10 The Aigle's simple mission was to allow test of the telemetry equipment that would be used on later instrumented warheads. The first version of the Aigle was a simple fin-stabilised solid rocket propelled by a Stromboli SEPR 737 loaded with 984 kg of 'Plastolite' propellant. More...
  • Aigle VE10A The VE10A used an improved, lightened version of the Stromboli booster. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ONERA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France. 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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