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Centaur rocket

The Centaur solid rocket booster is a small rocket often used as the uppermost stage of a satellite launch system, boosting the satellite into its final orbit or, in the case of interplanetary probes, to escape velocity.

It was named after the Greek mythological race of centaurs.

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