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Helios - Helios Launch Vehicle

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Family: Nerva. Country: USA. Status: Study, Ehricke, 1960.

Booster stage contains Lox tanks only to take nuclear second stage to stratosphere. Nuclear sustainer takes payload to orbit or escape trajectory.


LEO Payload: 86,200 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 49,000 kg. to a: escape trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 1,079,500 kgf. Total Mass: 807,440 kg. Core Diameter: 8.5 m. Total Length: 102.0 m.


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