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Glushko N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 117 kN. Developed 1963-1970. 10 to 12 tonne thrust engine developed for an unstated military requirement. Isp=325s.

Status: Developed 1963-1970.
Thrust: 117.00 kN (26,302 lbf).
Specific impulse: 325 s.
First Launch: 1963-1970.

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

Associated Propellants
  • N2O4/UDMH Nitrogen tetroxide became the storable liquid propellant of choice from the late 1950's. Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine ((CH3)2NNH2) became the storable liquid fuel of choice by the mid-1950's. Development of UDMH in the Soviet Union began in 1949. It is used in virtually all storable liquid rocket engines except for some orbital manoeuvring engines in the United States, where MMH has been preferred due to a slightly higher density and performance. More...

  • Vetrov, G S, S. P. Korolev i evo delo, Nauka, Moscow, 1998.

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