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Goddard series L sec
Goddard series L sec - Rocket equipped with a cluster of four combustion chambers, each 5.75 in. in diameter.

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Family: Goddard. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Tests of the Goddard L Section A covered development of a nitrogen-pressured flight rocket using 10 in, motors based on the K series and ran from May 11 to November 7, 1936 (L1-L7). Length of the L Series Section A rockets varied from 10 ft 11 in, to 13 ft 6 1/2 in.; diameter 18 in.; empty weight 120 to 202 lb; loaded weight 295 to 360 lb; weight oxygen about 78 lb; weight gasoline 84 lb; weight nitrogen, 4 lb.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 280 kgf. Total Mass: 163 kg. Core Diameter: 0.5 m. Total Length: 4.1 m.


Goddard L-A Chronology


1936 May 11 -
1936 Jul 31 -
1936 Oct 3 -
1936 Nov 7 -

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