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Rolls Royce


British manufacturer of rocket engines. Rolls Royce, UK.

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  • RB-211-22B Rolls Royce turbofan engine. 29.4 kN. Thrust is maximum sea level thrust; specific impulse is sea level value at that thrust. Isp=9900s. Used on L1011 launch aircraft for Pegasus, Pegasus XL. First flight 1990. More...
  • RB545 Rolls Royce air augmented rocket engine. 367.7 kN. Used Liquid Air/Lox/LH2. Development ended 1985. Isp=700s. Used on HOTOL launch vehicle. More...
  • RZ.2 Rolls Royce Lox/Kerosene rocket engine. 836.3 kN. Isp=282s. Used on Europa launch vehicle. First flight 1964. More...
  • Sabre Rolls Royce air augmented rocket engine. Used Air/Lox/LH2. Developed -1995. Isp=700s. In development for Skylon launch vehicl; descendent of RB545 developed for abandoned HOTOL space launcher. More...

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