This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com RD-020


Manufacturer Name: RD-020. Designer: Bondaryuk. Application: Buran M-42. Used on stages: Buran M-42. Used on launch vehicles: Buran. Used on spacecraft: M-42. Propellants: Air/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 10,600 kgf. Thrust(vac): 103.00 kN. Isp: 1,500 sec. Burn time: 8,500 sec. Chambers: 1. Country: Russia. Status: Developed -1957. References: 192 , 300 .

Cancelled November 1957. Ramjet for Buran cruise missile. Boosted by 4 x Glushko-engined boosters. 8,500 km cruise at Mach 3.1 at 18-20 km altitude with 3,500 kg warhead. Wing area 98 square meters; diameter of ramjet 2.0 m. Never reached flight test. Thrust is maximum thrust at cruise altitude. Specific impulse is that at cruise design point.


Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Definitions of Technical Terms.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .