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AS8581 - Engine; Rocket, Solid Propellant 5 Second Duration, 4500 Pounds Thrust

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Document Number: AS8581
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Engine; Rocket, Solid Propellant 5 Second Duration, 4500 Pounds Thrust
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This specification established the requirements for a 5 second duration, 4500 pound thrust (when determined at 60 °F) solid propellant rocket engine hereinafter specified as 5 S-4500.

The 5 S-4500 rocket engine is a moderate duration, low- thrust, self-contained power plant employing a solid propellant. The engine is designed specifically for jet assist take-off (JATO) of aircraft, and to deliver a nominal thrust of 4500 pounds for 5 seconds duration at 60°F and sea level. The engine contains aircraft attachment fittings and an ignition system.

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