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Manufacturer Name: RD-502. Designer: Glushko. Developed in: 1960-66. Application: Experimental upper stage engine. Propellants: H2O2/Pentaborane Thrust(vac): 10,000 kgf. Thrust(vac): 98.10 kN. Isp: 380 sec. Mass Engine: 132 kg. Diameter: 1.2 m. Length: 2.5 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 147.00 bar. Country: Russia. Status: Developed 1960-66. First Flight: 1966. References: 317 . Comments: Developed 1960-1966. Experimental upper stage engine. Program stopped due to toxicity of propellants. Proposed by Glushko for N-1 around Sept. 1960. Intended later for upper stages, e.g. Proton.
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