Kosberg Lox/LNG rocket engine. 98 kN. Vozdushnyy Start stage 2. Design concept 1998-. Proposed variant of RD-0132, replacing hydrogen by liquid natural gas. Initially selected for stage 2 of Vozdushnyy Start project by Kompomash.
Application: Vozdushnyy Start stage 2.
Status: Design concept 1998-.
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Thrust: 98.00 kN (22,031 lbf).
First Launch: 1998-.
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Kosberg Russian manufacturer of rocket engines. Kosberg Design Bureau, Russia. More...
Lox/LNG 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. Liquefied natural gas - mainly methane,with traces of sulfur, etc. More...
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