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N1M 1974
N1M 1974 - N1M of 1974

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Family: N. Country: Russia. Status: Cancelled 1971.

The N1M was to be the first Soviet launch vehicle to use liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen high energy cyrogenic propellants. It was designed to launch payloads in support of the LEK lunar expeditions (two cosmonauts on the surface), the Zvezda DLB (long-duration lunar base), and heavy unmanned satellites into geosynchronous and interplanetary trajectories. As originally conceived, the advanced propellants would be used in all upper stages. However due to delays in Kuznetsov development of a 200 tonne thrust Lox/LH2 engine, the final version used an N1 first stage, with a Block V-III second stage, and Blocks S and R third and fourth stages.


Liftoff Thrust: 4,414,910 kgf. Total Mass: 2,348,000 kg. Core Diameter: 10.0 m. Total Length: 96.0 m.

N1M Chronology

1967 Jun 15 -
1971 May 15 -


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