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Korolev GOX/Sintin rocket engine. 4 kN. Buran OMS large verniers. Out of Production. Isp=295s. Large verniers for Buran orbital propulsion system 17D11. Uses synthetic kerosene ('Sintin') for high specific impulse. Oxygen is gaseous in system.

Pulse mode up to 8 Hz with 180 s spec. impulse. Area ratio 19.8 - 50.

Application: Buran OMS large verniers..


Area Ratio: 50.

Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 4.00 kN (899 lbf).
Specific impulse: 295 s.
Burn time: 10,800 s.
First Launch: 1976-88.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Korolev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Korolev Design Bureau, Kaliningrad, Russia. More...

Associated Propellants
  • GOX/Sintin Gaseous oxygen is used as an oxidiser in Russian thrusters for orbital maneuvering and orientation. It is a by-product of liquid oxygen, used in the main engine, and slowly boiling off over time. More...

  • Burya article, Lavochkin web site.
  • Haeseler, Dietrich, Information from NPO Energia museum exhibit, Nov. 1992 via Dietrich Haeseler.

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