Centaur upper stage
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The Centaur is a family of rocket propelled upper stages currently produced by U.S. launch service provider United Launch Alliance, with one main active version and one version under development. Wikipedia
First flight: May 9, 1962
Propellant mass: 20,830 kg (45,920 lb)
Empty mass: 2,247 kg (4,954 lb), single engine; 2,462 kg (5,428 lb), dual engine
Diameter: 3.05 m (120 in)
Maximum thrust: 99.2 kN (22,300 lbf), per engine
Total launches: 245 as of January 2018
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