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Manufacturer Name: RD-119. Government Designation: 8D710. Designer: Glushko. Developed in: 1958-63. Application: Kosmos 1 stage 2. Used on stages: Kosmos A-2. Used on launch vehicles: Kosmos 11K63, Kosmos 63S1, Kosmos 63S1M. Propellants: Lox/UDMH Thrust(vac): 10,710 kgf. Thrust(vac): 105.50 kN. Isp: 352 sec. Isp (sea level): 220 sec. Burn time: 260 sec. Mass Engine: 168 kg. Diameter: 1.0 m. Length: 2.2 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 78.94 bar. Area Ratio: 102.00. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 1.50. Country: Russia. Status: Out of Production. First Flight: 1961. Last Flight: 1977. Flown: 165. References: 225 , 174 , 320 .
Glushko had built the RD-109, intended for the second stage of a Lox/UDMH version of the R-7. Glushko expected to improve engine specific impulse by 8 to 10 seconds over that of the Lox/Kerosene R-7 engines. The project was abandoned because of Korolev's refusal to use such a toxic fuel. Based on RD-109. However Glushko was able to have the engine adopted for the second stage of the Kosmos space launcher.
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