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Designer: Glushko. Developed in: 1972-1975. Used on stages: UR-700M-1, UR-700M-2. Used on launch vehicles: UR-700M. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 650,000 kgf. Chambers: 2. Country: USSR. Status: Design 1972-1974. References: 443 .
In 1972 to 1974 Glushko proposed lox/kerosene engines for the RLA series launch vehicles and the UR-700M Mars booster with a lift-off thrust of 300 tonnes per chamber. The UR-700M version would use two chambers for a total thrust of 600 tonnes. Following rejection of the RLA and the adoption of the Energia design, this chamber design was 'down-sized' to 200 tonnes thrust for Energia and Vulkan.
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