18 years ago
February 4, 2004
Web posted at: 8:02 PM EST
(ROL Newswire) -- Apogee Components is announcing that the long-burn E6
and F10 composite propellant motors are now back in production, and are
available for immediate shipment.
Both the E6 and the F10 are unique in that they have tremendously long
burn times compared to other rocket motors. The 24mm diameter E6 has a
burn time of 7.2 seconds, while the 29mm diameter F10 burns nearly 8
seconds (measured: 7.8 seconds). The advantage of this is that a
lightweight rocket can literally travel out of sight. The F10 engine, in
the Apogee Aspire rocket kit can easily travel over 1 mile high!
These are the only end-burning composite propellant motors available.
Like a black powder end-burning motor, they produce an initial
high-thrust spike to get the rocket off the launch rod, and then they
have a long sustainer phase to push the rocket to high altitudes. Both
motors are available in delays of 4, 6, or 8 seconds.
For more information about these rocket engines, visit the Apogee
Components web site at:
Source: ROL Newswire Service