Apogee Components Announces E6 and F10 Motors 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