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Glushko Lox/LCH4 rocket engine. 1000 kN. Riksha-0 stage 1. Developed 1996-. The RD-190 consists of 6 RD-169 engines. Each chamber can be gimbaled individually in two planes by +/- 8 degree. Isp=351s.

Application: Riksha-0 stage 1.

Chambers: 6. Engine: 1,470 kg (3,240 lb). Chamber Pressure: 147.00 bar. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 69.36. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 3.4.

Status: Developed 1996-.
Unfuelled mass: 1,470 kg (3,240 lb).
Height: 1.70 m (5.50 ft).
Diameter: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Thrust: 1,000.00 kN (224,800 lbf).
Specific impulse: 351 s.
Specific impulse sea level: 309 s.
First Launch: 1996-.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Riksha Russian orbital launch vehicle. New design launch vehicle based on SLBM technology. More...

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

Associated Propellants
  • Lox/LCH4 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. Liquid methane has been proposed as a propellant by the Russians. More...

  • Klepikov, Katorgin, Chvanov, "The New Generation of Rocket Engines, Operating by Ecologically Safe Propellant ...", IAF-Congress Turin, 1997, IAF-97-S.1.03 via Dietrich Haeseler.

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