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RD-0237



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RD-0237
Credit: KBKhA
Kosberg N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 4.9 kN. UR-100N / RS-18 (SS-19) stage 3. MIRV service block. Open cycle. Analogous to RD-0225, pressure fed. Steering engine for space vehicles gimbaling +/- 45 degree. Isp=200s. First flight 1972.

Application: UR-100N / RS-18 (SS-19) stage 3.

Thrust: 4.90 kN (1,102 lbf).
Specific impulse: 200 s.
Burn time: 150 s.
First Launch: 1969-74.
Number: 152 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • UR-100N Russian intercontinental ballistic missile. The UR-100N was designed as a replacement for the UR-100 at the end of its ten year storage life. Although it could be installed in the same silos, it was 50% heavier. The competing design of Yangel, the MR-UR-100, was also put into production when the Soviet hierarchy deadlocked and could not pick one design over the other. More...

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 MIRV Bus N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,100/725 kg. Thrust 4.90 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 200 seconds. More...

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