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RD-0143


Kosberg Lox/LNG rocket engine. 343 kN. Vozdushnyy Start stage 2. Design concept 1998-. Proposed variant of RD-0124, replacing kerosene by liquid natural gas. Selected for stage 2 of Vozdushnyy Start project by Kompomash. Isp=372s.

Application: Vozdushnyy Start stage 2.

Chambers: 4.

Status: Design concept 1998-.
Thrust: 343.00 kN (77,109 lbf).
Specific impulse: 372 s.
First Launch: 1998-.

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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
  • "Air-Launch aerospace complex", Leaflet by Kompomash and Polyot Aviation Company, ILA 97 via Dietrich Haeseler.

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