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rharshberger

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What is the most powerful national rocket ever? Did it reach Z?

I would interpret your question as a NASA or other countries most powerful rocket, if you are looking for an amateur rocket that would be the CSXT Go Fast Rocket from 2014 iirc it was an S-motor.
 
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So S for amateur.
Yes, what equivalent would be the strongest NASA or other national rocket?
 

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So S for amateur.
Yes, what equivalent would be the strongest NASA or other national rocket?

They dont use letter classes however, someone has extrapolated letter equivalents for motors over S, I am unable link it from my phone but its available on Wikipedia iirc a Space Shuttle SRB is a AD equivalent.
 

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The Saturn V hat a total impulse (all stages combined) of about 10GNs. This is beyond "Z". You could extend the scale (..., Y, Z, AA, AB, ...), then it would be an "AG" (if I recall correctly).

Edit: Too slow.

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