Glushko exotic LF2/Ammonia rocket engine. 98 kN. Developed 1960-69. Successor to RD-303 and predecessor to RD-301. Staged combustion cycle. Isp=405s.
Chamber Pressure: 117.60 bar.
AKA: 11D130F; RD-302; 11D130F.
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Status: Developed 1960-69.
Thrust: 98.00 kN (22,031 lbf).
Specific impulse: 405 s.
First Launch: 1960-69.
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Glushko Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Glushko Design Bureau, Russia. More...
LF2/Ammonia Liquid Fluorine is the highest performance oxidiser and in the early 1960's it seemed in both American and Russia that a new generation of higher performance engines would emerge. However although test engines were built, fluorine was found to be just too toxic and reactive to be safely used as a propellant. Ammonia (NH3) is a colourless gas and liquid with a strong irritating characteristic odour. More...
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Siddiqi, Asif A, Soviet Space Web Page, 1999 via Dietrich Haeseler. Web Address when accessed: here.
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