Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
RL-60
Part of RL-50 Family

RL-60

RL-60

Pratt and Whitney LOx/LH2 rocket engine. Design. Upper stage engine to have been developed by Pratt and Whitney with several international partners. Same dimensions as the RL-10, but over twice the thrust.

Status: Design. Thrust: 289.10 kN (64,992 lbf). Unfuelled mass: 499 kg (1,100 lb). Specific impulse: 470 s.

The RL-60 was a new upper stage engine under development by Pratt and Whitney in collaboration with several international partners.. In 2001 it was reported that Pratt & Whitney had teamed with Volvo to develop the engine. With approximately the same dimensions as the RL-10, but over twice the thrust, the new engine could be used for many of the same applications. In 2003 it was reported that development reached a milestone with the arrival from Japan's Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries of the first main liquid hydrogen turbopump. Sixty percent of the components of the 60,000lb thrust RL-60 were then said to be completed. The RL-60 development team is based in West Palm Beach, Florida

Engine: 499 kg (1,100 lb).



Country: USA. Propellants: Lox/LH2. Agency: Pratt and Whitney. Bibliography: 427, 7531.

Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
© 1997-2017 Mark Wade - Contact
© / Conditions for Use