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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-700-19. Other Designations: 49-KS-7,955. Designer: Thiokol. Application: Koreasat. Gross Mass: 667 kg. Empty Mass: 45 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 3,608 kgf. Thrust(vac): 1,780.00 kN. Isp: 291 sec. Burn time: 49 sec. Length: 1.7 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production. Flown: 7.

Apogee motor is used for the BAe Skynet 4 satellite, Koreasat and by the ORBEX small orbital launcher. The design incorporates a case cylinder 7 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 integral toroidal igniter and a carbon-phenolic exit cone. Total impulse 182,216 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.932.

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