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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-458. Designer: Thiokol. Gross Mass: 36 kg. Empty Mass: 5 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 387 kgf. Thrust(vac): 3.80 kN. Isp: 273 sec. Burn time: 22 sec. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: Out of Production. Flown: 9.

A braking motor used by NASA for the Anchored Interplanetary Monitoring Platform program. A charge of AP/Al urethane contained in a spherical case of 6Al-4V titanium, with a graphite/vitreous silica phenolic nozzle. Sweden's Freja scientific satellite used it in October of 1992, to raise its apogee. Total impulse 8,524 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.869.


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