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RD-0236


Kosberg N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 15.760 kN. UR-100N / RS-18 (SS-19) stage 2 vernier. Out of Production. Developed in 1969-1974 / problems not solved until 1978. Vernier engines. Gas generator cycle. Isp=293s.

Application: UR-100N / RS-18 (SS-19) stage 2 vernier.

Chambers: 4.

Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 15.76 kN (3,543 lbf).
Specific impulse: 293 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 18 s.
First Launch: 1969-74.

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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
  • 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...

Bibliography
  • Golubev, A A, KB KhimAvtomatiki - Straniy Istorii, Vol. 1, Voronezh 1995 via Dietrich Haeseler.
  • ROCKOT Users Guide, Issue 2, Rev. 0, Eurockot Launch Services, Bremen 1998. via Dietrich Haeseler.

Associated Stages
  • UR-100N Stage 2N N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 12,195/1,485 kg. Thrust 214.27 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 322 seconds. Engine has one main engine and four verniers. Verniers continue to burn for 19 seconds after mainstage shutoff. More...

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