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Family: R-7. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Library of Congress Designation: A-2. Department of Defence Designation: SL-4. ASCC Reporting Name: Sapwood.

Uprated Soyuz booster designed for commercial customers. Upgraded engines, modern avionics, reduced non-Russian content. Can be used with either Ikar or Fregat upper stages.


LEO Payload: 7,800 kg. to: 240 km Orbit. at: 51.8 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 422,640 kgf. Total Mass: 310,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Length: 43.4 m. Launch Price $: 40.00 million. in 1999 price dollars. Cost comments: $ 30 to 50 million price per launch quoted ca. 1999 by Starsem.


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