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Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - How Your World Works -

READY: 1 to 3 years The KN-14, which could reach Cal­i­for­nia, has been shown in pa­rades but not flight-tested. David Wright, mis­sile ex­pert at the Union of Con­cerned Sci­en­tists, says that the pa­raded KN-14 can be seen to have two stages. This in­di­cates that liq­uid fuel rather than solid is be­ing used. Although liq­uid fuel re­quires rel­a­tively heavy pump­ing sys­tems, it tends to be bet­ter at lift­ing mass. And, with fewer stages, there is less po­ten­tial for com­pli­ca­tions.

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