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Family: VTOVL. Country: Russia. Status: Study 1997.

Fully reusable vertical takeoff / vertical landing single stage to orbit. Concept abandoned in favor of Orel V6 by 1998 due to engine reliability concerns. Version with Lox/LH2 propellants.


LEO Payload: 10,000 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 51.0 degrees. Total Mass: 1,045,000 kg. Core Diameter: 15.7 m. Total Length: 42.5 m.

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