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Manufacturer Name: RD-217. Government Designation: 8D515. Designer: Glushko. Developed in: 1958-61. Application: R-16 stage 1. Used on stages: R-16 Stage 1. Propellants: Nitric acid/UDMH Thrust(vac): 88,200 kgf. Thrust(vac): 865.00 kN. Isp: 289 sec. Isp (sea level): 246 sec. Mass Engine: 980 kg. Chambers: 2. Chamber Pressure: 73.60 bar. Area Ratio: 18.80. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 2.50. Country: Russia. Status: Out of Production. First Flight: 1961. References: 320 . Comments: Original intended use unknown. Three RD-217 clustered to make RD-218.
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