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Family: N. Country: Russia. Status: Study 1965.

N-IMV-II, III was the ultimate conventionally-powered N1 ever considered. It paired the monster N-1M first stage with new cryogenic second and third stages. Both liftoff thrust and payload of this vehicle would have been double that of the American Saturn V.


LEO Payload: 230,000 kg. to: 220 km Orbit. at: 51.6 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 7,500,000 kgf. Total Mass: 5,200,000 kg. Core Diameter: 17.0 m. Total Length: 165.0 m.


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