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RD-183
Glushko LOx/LCH4 rocket engine. Developed 1996-. Main engine for apogee stage of Riksha-1 launcher project. Gimbaling +/- 10 degree in two planes. Nozzle expansion ratio is 75/0.055=1364.

Status: Developed 1996-. Date: 1996-. Thrust: 9.80 kN (2,203 lbf). Unfuelled mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Specific impulse: 360 s. Height: 1.15 m (3.77 ft). Diameter: 0.31 m (1.01 ft).

In 1996 prototype development was estimated to take four years from go-ahead.

Engine: 60 kg (132 lb). Chamber Pressure: 73.50 bar. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 16.65. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 3.4.



Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Riksha. Propellants: Lox/LCH4. Agency: Glushko bureau. Bibliography: 325.

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