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astronautix.com Algol 1


Gross Mass: 10,705 kg. Empty Mass: 1,900 kg. Thrust (vac): 48,022 kgf. Isp: 236 sec. Burn time: 40 sec. Propellants: Solid Isp(sl): 214 sec. Diameter: 1.0 m. Span: 1.0 m. Length: 9.1 m. Country: USA. No Engines: 1. Algol 1 Status: Hardware. Other designations: Senior.

This rocket started as a Polaris test motor with a 40 inch diameter, which at the time was the largest solid motor ever tested. It had a nominal performance rating of 45 seconds duration and 45,000 kgf thrust. Variations included Algol I, I-D, II, II-A, II-B and possibly others. Another popular rating was 40KS-115,000 (52,000 kgf for 40 seconds), also known as Senior.


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