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Kosberg laser rocket engine. Space station "Skif". Developed 1970-85. Gas dynamic laser. Working medium gaseous carbon monoxide + air + nitrogen + ethanol. Flow rate up to 100 kg/s. Tests were performed at NII TP.

Beam power up to 600 kW. A second variant for dicianatethylen + nitrogen oxide was developed and tested at GIPK

Application: Space station "Skif".


Engine: 750 kg (1,650 lb).

Status: Developed 1970-85.
Unfuelled mass: 750 kg (1,650 lb).
Height: 0.90 m (2.95 ft).
First Launch: 1970-85.

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

Associated Propellants
  • Gas Dynamic Laser/CO+Air+N2+C2H5OH Laser propulsion involves using the power of a laser to heat or augment combustion of a mixture of gases. Mix of propellants to be heated by a gas dynamic laser in one Russian prototype. More...

  • Golubev, A A, KB KhimAvtomatiki - Straniy Istorii, Vol. 1, Voronezh 1995 via Dietrich Haeseler.
  • Russian Arms Catalogue, Vol 5 and 6, Military Parade, Moscow via Dietrich Haeseler.

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