|BB1987 wrote: *||January 24th, 2019, 8:07 pm|
A little appetizer from my Thor-Delta derived work: the Japanese N-I and N-II rockets.
The N-I was essentially a Delta-M first stage with a Mitsubishi LE-3 upper stage augmented by three Castor2 boosters. The N-II was based on the Delta 1910 with an upgraded upper-stage and a Japanese built engine for the first stage, again powered by Castor2 boosters, this time increased to nine.
between 1975 and 1987 fifteen were launched (7 N-I and 8 N-II), all but the 5th N-I flight succeded.
|BB1987 wrote: *||January 25th, 2019, 11:29 am|
Someone wants a few SRBs?
Northrop Grumman (previously Orbital ATK) Graphite-Epoxy Motor solid rocket boosters.
The GEM-40 boosted the Delta II, the GEM-46 both the Delta III and Delta II-Heavy. GEM-60 is used on the delta IV-Medium. GEM-63 will start to fly on the Atlas V this year, while the GEM-63XL will debut with ULA's new Vulcan rockets in 2021.
Oh my goodness. I'm a space-geek friend of TimothyC and he shared this stuff with me. I *love it* so much, I spent so long looking at the Atlas image yesterday. Had to make an account just to make sure you knew!