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Viper 3A-1


Solid rocket stage. 25.00 kN (5,620 lbf) thrust. Mass 35 kg (77 lb).

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 35 kg (77 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 9.00 kg (19.80 lb).
Height: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 25.00 kN (5,620 lbf).
Burn time: 2.20 s.
Number: 366 .

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
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