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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-714-16/17. Other Designations: 66-KS-8,550. Designer: Thiokol. Gross Mass: 955 kg. Empty Mass: 71 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 3,878 kgf. Thrust(vac): 31.50 kN. Isp: 290 sec. Burn time: 66 sec. Diameter: 0.9 m. Length: 1.5 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production. Flown: 16.

Orbit insertion motor configuration was qualified for Rockwell International's Global Positioning Satellite, and the TE-M-714-17 configuration was qualified as the apogee motor for the RCA SATCOM KuBand satellite. This motor can be used as a replacement for the discontinued STAR 37F motor. Propellant: 884 kg of AP/HTPB/Al in 6Al-4V titanium case. Casing: semi-submerged, contour nozzle has a carbon/carbon throat insert, and the aft end igniter is. remotely initiated. Total impulse 258,660 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.925.


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