Encyclopedia Astronautica

Gaseous oxygen is used as an oxidiser in Russian thrusters for orbital maneuvering and orientation. It is a by-product of liquid oxygen, used in the main engine, and slowly boiling off over time.

Gaseous oxygen / synthetic kerosene.

More... - Chronology...

Associated Engines
  • 17D15 Korolev GOX/Sintin rocket engine. 4 kN. Buran OMS large verniers. Out of Production. Isp=295s. Large verniers for Buran orbital propulsion system 17D11. Uses synthetic kerosene ('Sintin') for high specific impulse. Oxygen is gaseous in system. More...

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use