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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-700-18. Other Designations: 51-KS-7,340. Designer: Thiokol. Application: AS 3000. Used on spacecraft: AS 3000. Gross Mass: 630 kg. Empty Mass: 39 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 3,329 kgf. Thrust(vac): 1,647.00 kN. Isp: 287 sec. Burn time: 51 sec. Length: 1.5 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production. Flown: 10.

Apogee motor is used for the RCA G-STAR and Martin Marietta series 3000 telecom satelllites. The design incorporates a case cylinder 5 inches longer than the STAR 30BP and 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 intregral toroidal igniter and a carbon-phenolic exit cone. Total impulse 171,002 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.939.

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