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RD-0139


Kosberg Lox/LNG rocket engine. 2038 kN. stage 1. Developed 1998-on. Proposed engine for LOX/liquid natural gas. Gas generator cycle with turbine gas injection into supersonic nozzle. Isp=341s.

Application: stage 1.

Engine: 1,544 kg (3,403 lb). Thrust to Weight Ratio: 134.58.

Status: Developed 1998-on.
Unfuelled mass: 1,544 kg (3,403 lb).
Height: 3.61 m (11.84 ft).
Thrust: 2,038.00 kN (458,160 lbf).
Specific impulse: 341 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 301 s.
First Launch: 1998-.

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

Associated Propellants
  • 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...

Bibliography
  • Novosti kosmonavtiki, Issue 3, 1999.

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