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Manufacturer Name: TE-M-799. Other Designations: 87.2-KS-17,735. Designer: Thiokol. Gross Mass: 2,137 kg. Empty Mass: 126 kg. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 8,044 kgf. Thrust(vac): 66.00 kN. Isp: 286 sec. Burn time: 87 sec. Diameter: 1.2 m. Length: 2.0 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: In Production.
Long nozzle upper-stage motor is qualified for the McDonnell Payload Assist Module (PAM) Delta. The basic version for Delta-launched missions contains 2011 kg of propellant (an increase of 11 kg over STAR 48) and has the same 80-inch length as the Delta version of the STAR 48. The design incorporates the same high-energy propellant and high-strength case as the STAR 48. The semi-submerged nozzle uses a carbon-phenolic exit cone. Propellant: 2011 kg charge of AP/HTPB/Al in 6Al-4V titanium case. Total impulse 591,142 kgf-s. Propellant mass fraction 0.939.
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