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Manufacturer Name: RD-183. Designer: Glushko. Developed in: 1996-. Application: Riksha (-0, -1, -2) apogee stage. Propellants: Lox/LCH4 Thrust(vac): 999 kgf. Thrust(vac): 9.80 kN. Isp: 360 sec. Mass Engine: 60 kg. Diameter: 0.3 m. Length: 1.1 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 73.50 bar. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 3.40. Country: Russia. Status: Developed 1996-. References: 325 . Comments: Main engine for apogee stage of Riksha-1 launcher project. Gimbaling +/- 10 degree in two planes. Status 1996 was project, development estimated for four years. Nozzle expansion ratio is 75/0.055=1364.
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