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Glushko Lox/LCH4 rocket engine. 2128 kN. Developed 1996-on. Isp=371s. Proposed variant of RD-192. Staged combustion cycle with oxidizer-rich gas generator. Gimbaling +/- 8 degree in two planes.

In 1998 prototype development was estimated to take four years from go-ahead.

Chamber Pressure: 196.00 bar. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 3.5.

Status: Developed 1996-on.
Height: 4.82 m (15.81 ft).
Diameter: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Thrust: 2,128.00 kN (478,393 lbf).
Specific impulse: 372 s.
First Launch: 1996-.

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  • 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...

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