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Briz M
Briz M -

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Family: UR. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Proton KM. Article Number: 8K82KM. Manufacturer's Designation: UR-500KM.

Improved Proton. Minor improvements in lower stages to fully utilize propellants, reducing release of toxic chemicals in stage impact areas. Briz M storable propellant upper stage replaces Block D cyrogenic stage.


LEO Payload: 21,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 51.6 degrees. Payload: 2,920 kg. to a: geosynchronous orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 965,580 kgf. Total Mass: 712,800 kg. Core Diameter: 7.4 m. Total Length: 53.0 m.

Proton 8K82KM Chronology

1999 Jul 5 - - 13:32 GMT. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82KM s/n 389-01. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81P.
2000 Jun 6 - - 02:59 GMT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: zzLC81R.


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