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Reentry Control System Thruster

Mission: Gemini-Titan   Crew: N/A
Comment: Sixteen (16) RCS thrusters were mounted on Gemini's
nose section to control attitude during reentry.

This SE-6 thruster was manufactured by Rocketdyne for use as part of the Gemini two-man spacecraft's re-entry control system. The Gemini RCS consumed a hypergolic propellant mixture of nitrogen tetroxide and monomethyl hydrazine to produce 23.5 pounds of thrust. Each thruster was rated for a total life span of 96 seconds. This specific thruster was not flown.

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