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Zenit C-1


Solid rocket stage. 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf) thrust. Mass 600 kg (1,323 lb).

Status: R.
Gross mass: 600 kg (1,320 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 150 kg (330 lb).
Height: 5.60 m (18.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Thrust: 45.00 kN (10,116 lbf).
Burn time: 21 s.

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Associated Countries
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Oerlikon Swiss manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Oerlikon, Switzerland. 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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