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Family: N. Country: Russian. Status: Study 1963.

N1 with nuclear upper stage. This variant of the Type V nuclear engine used a very heavy radiation shield to protect the crew of any manned spacecraft payload.


LEO Payload: 360,000 kg. to: 220 km Orbit. at: 51.6 degrees. Payload: 33,000 kg. to a: lunar surface trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 3,600,000 kgf. Total Mass: 3,060,000 kg. Core Diameter: 17.0 m. Total Length: 210.0 m.


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