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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-195. Government Designation: SARV Retro MK I. Other Designations: 9.00-KS-755. Designer: Thiokol. Gross Mass: 18 kg. Empty Mass: 6 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 342 kgf. Isp: 251 sec. Burn time: 9 sec. Diameter: 0.3 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production. Flown: 46. References: 410 .

SARV Retro MK I is a small, high-performance motor designed for use as a retrograde rocket for an unmanned satellite vehicle. The design requirements resulted in an unusually short-length, large-diameter shape. This motor employs an internal-burning case-bonded grain with a star configuration. For all future deliveries, changes will be made to this design. Due to the unavailability of outdated materials, the main grain propellant will be changed from TP-G-3012 to TP-H-3340. Because of the higher flame temperature of the TP-H-3340 propellant, the molybdenum throat insert will be changed to G-90 graphite material. Total impulse 2,992 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.676.

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