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Gross Mass: 10,971 kg. Empty Mass: 1,771 kg. Thrust (vac): 48,600 kgf. Isp: 277 sec. Burn time: 52 sec. Propellants: Solid Isp(sl): 220 sec. Diameter: 1.3 m. Span: 1.3 m. Length: 6.4 m. Country: South Africa. No Engines: 1. RSA-3-2 Status: Hardware. Used as: Shavit-2; NEXT-2; RSA-3 - 2. Comments: Source: Missile exhibit and placards, AF Museum, South Africa. Empty mass includes 583 kg for payload shroud, guidance, orientation and spin-up platform that positions stage 3 and payload for final orbital insertion burn.
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