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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-700-20. Other Designations: 54-KS-6,070. Designer: Thiokol. Gross Mass: 543 kg. Empty Mass: 38 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 2,753 kgf. Thrust(vac): 27.00 kN. Isp: 292 sec. Burn time: 54 sec. Diameter: 0.8 m. Length: 1.5 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production. Flown: 24.

Apogee motor is used for the Hughes Aircraft Company HS 376 satellites and for the RCA SATCOM, Spacenet, and G-STAR satellites. The design incorporates an 89-percent-solids HTPB propellant in a 6AI-4V titanium case insulated with silica-filled EPDM rubber. It has a contoured nozzle with an integral toroidal igniter and a carbon-phenolic exit cone. Ingiter: Aft end. Other versions Star 30C/E (TE-M-700-18/19). Total impulse 148,816 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.931.

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