Castor (rocket Stage)

Castor (rocket Stage)

The Castor family of solid-fuel rocket stages and boosters were built by Thiokol (now ATK) and used on a variety of launch vehicles. They were initially developed as the second stage motor of the Scout rocket. The design was based the MGM-29 Sergeant, a surface-to-surface missile developed for the United States Army at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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... Castor 1 The Castor1 was first used for a successful suborbital launch of a Scout X-1 rocket on September 2,1960 ... It was 19.42 feet 5.92 m)long,2.6 feet 0.79 m)in diameter,and had a burn time of 27 seconds ... Castor1 stageswere also used as strap-on boosters for launch vehicles using Thor first stages including the Delta-D ...