Larch (rocket engine)

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Country of originUnited Kingdom
Application1st stage booster
PredecessorGamma 8
Liquid-fuel engine
PropellantHydrogen peroxide / kerosene
Thrust (SL)7,500 lbf (33 kN)

The Larch was a family of rocket engine intended as an upgrade to Black Arrow launch vehicles. They were manufactured by Rolls Royce between 1965–1971.[1] They burned kerosene fuel and hydrogen peroxide.[2]


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  2. ^ "Objects". Retrieved 31 May 2015.