Draco Rocket Engine Videos and Pictures

Draco Rocket Engine - Thruster Vacuum Firing

Draco Rocket Engine Video - Thruster test

Draco Rocket Engine Information


: Manufacturer
: Liquid-fuelled engine
: Propellant
: Thrust(Vac)

Draco is a small hypergolic rocket engine (known as a thruster) designed by SpaceX for use on their Dragon spacecraft and the upper stage of their Falcon 9 rocket.

Performance and use

Draco thrusters generate 90 pounds-force (400 newtons) of force using a mixture of monomethyl hydrazine fuel and nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer.

Eighteen Draco thrusters will be used on the Dragon spacecraft for attitude control and maneuvering. dual-redun­dant in all axes: any two can fail and still have complete vehicle control in pitch, yaw, roll and translation.

Four Draco thrusters will be used on the Falcon 9 second-stage as a reaction control system.

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Source: WikiPedia

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