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Manufacturer Name: RS-24. Designer: Rocketdyne. Developed in: 1972. Application: . Used on stages: Shuttle Orbiter, Starlifter. Used on launch vehicles: Saturn Shuttle, Shuttle, Shuttle ASRM, Shuttle LRB, Starlifter. Propellants: Lox/LH2 Thrust(vac): 232,301 kgf. Thrust(vac): 2,278.00 kN. Isp: 453 sec. Isp (sea level): 363 sec. Burn time: 480 sec. Mass Engine: 3,177 kg. Diameter: 1.6 m. Length: 4.2 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 204.08 bar. Area Ratio: 77.50. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 6.00. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 73.12. Country: USA. Status: In Production. First Flight: 1981. Last Flight: 1998. Flown: 279. References: 225 . Comments: Used in Shuttle Orbiter. Space Shuttle Main Engine. Staged combustion, pump-fed.
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