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RD-0102


Kosberg Lox/Kerosene rocket engine. 39.2 kN. Yak-27V aircraft by Yakovlev. Out of Production. Based on RD-0101. Two ignitions possible. Chamber pressure 41,2 - 16,4 bar. Isp=260s.

Application: Yak-27V aircraft by Yakovlev.

Throttled thrust(vac): 14.700 kN (3,305 lbf). Chamber Pressure: 41.20 bar.

AKA: SK1K; RD-0102.
Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 39.20 kN (8,813 lbf).
Specific impulse: 260 s.
Burn time: 330 s.
First Launch: 1954-58.

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

Associated Propellants
  • Lox/Kerosene Liquid oxygen was the earliest, cheapest, safest, and eventually the preferred oxidiser for large space launchers. Its main drawback is that it is moderately cryogenic, and therefore not suitable for military uses where storage of the fuelled missile and quick launch are required. In January 1953 Rocketdyne commenced the REAP program to develop a number of improvements to the engines being developed for the Navaho and Atlas missiles. Among these was development of a special grade of kerosene suitable for rocket engines. Prior to that any number of rocket propellants derived from petroleum had been used. Goddard had begun with gasoline, and there were experimental engines powered by kerosene, diesel oil, paint thinner, or jet fuel kerosene JP-4 or JP-5. The wide variance in physical properties among fuels of the same class led to the identification of narrow-range petroleum fractions, embodied in 1954 in the standard US kerosene rocket fuel RP-1, covered by Military Specification MIL-R-25576. In Russia, similar specifications were developed for kerosene under the specifications T-1 and RG-1. The Russians also developed a compound of unknown formulation in the 1980's known as 'Sintin', or synthetic kerosene. More...

Bibliography
  • Golubev, A A, KB KhimAvtomatiki - Straniy Istorii, Vol. 1, Voronezh 1995 via Dietrich Haeseler.
  • Siddiqi, Asif A, Soviet Space Web Page, 1999 via Dietrich Haeseler. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Ivanenko, V N, "O Zhizn i Deyatelnosti S.A. Kosberg", Issled. Po Ist. I Teorii Razv. Aviat. i Raketo-Kosm. Nauki i Tekhniki, AN SSSR, Moscow 1986.

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