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Start Cartridge

Predictable Pressure. Reliable Engine Start.

Start cartridges are specialized gas generators that produce gas pressure from propellant grains to start turbojet engines. The output can be customized to specific performance factors for engine design. The Start Cartridge is initiated with a 1-amp/1 watt electro-explosive device (EED) which can be initiated with standard battery power. With the addition of a PacSci EMC Igniter, you have all the components for a tailored engine start system for your program.

PacSci EMC boasts a long track record of tailoring start cartridges to specific missile and drone applications. Optimized for small turbine engines used in missles, air launched decoys, targets and drones, we have 20+ years of experience manufacturing start cartridges with thousands delivered for application in systems.

1 ± .1 ohms

Function Time
<10 mSec

Burn Time
2 seconds minimum

Cartridge Burn Time
2 minutes minimum

3.5 amps, 10 ms. pulse

1 amp/1 watt for 5 minutes

This device produces an exhaust gas with a temperature of less than 2200 oF.
Produces approximately 1500 psi for a minimum of two seconds when fired with a .144″ diameter equivalent orifice.

Operating Temperature Range
-65 0F (-54 0C) to +160 0F (+71.110C)


Start Cartridge Technical Envelope



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