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Proton 8K82K / 11S86
Proton 8K82K / 11S86 - Proton 8K82K / 11S86 Block DM launch vehicle - cutaway drawing showing arrangement of N2O4 oxidiser tanks (green) and UDMH fuel tanks (orange) in Proton, and Liquid oxygen (blue) and kerosene (pink) tanks in the Block DM stage. Block DM guidance package is housed in the light brown compartment above the LOX tank.

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Family: UR. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Proton / Block DM4. Library of Congress Designation: D-1e. Department of Defence Designation: SL-12. Article Number: 8K82K. Manufacturer's Designation: UR-500K.

This four stage version has a guidance unit in the fourth stage, which reduces payload but does not require the spacecraft's guidance system to provide steering commands to booster. Fourth stage is a 'Block DM-2M' / 11S861-01 modified for insertion of FS-1300 bus spacecraft into geosynchronous orbit.


Launches: 1. Failures: 0. Success Rate: 100.00% pct. First Launch Date: 24 May 1997. Last Launch Date: 24 May 1997. Payload: 1,880 kg. to a: geosynchronous orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 902,100 kgf. Total Mass: 712,460 kg. Core Diameter: 4.2 m. Total Length: 59.0 m. Launch Price $: 70.00 million. in 1994 price dollars.

Proton 8K82K / DM4 Chronology

1997 May 24 - - 17:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 380-02 / DM4 s/n 1L. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81L.


Proton with GranatProton with Granat - Proton with Granat payload

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R-7 vs ProtonR-7 vs Proton - R-7 / Proton LVs Cutaway

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Proton sunriseProton sunrise

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Universal RocketsUniversal Rockets - Chelomei's Universal Rocket Family. From left to right: UR-200. Original UR-500 configuration, composed of clustered UR-200's. Conventional UR-500 monoblock configuration. Selected UR-500 polyblock configuration. UR-500 two-stage configuration as flown. UR-500K configuration with Block D upper stage.

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