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Helios
Helios - Helios Launch Vehicle

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Family: Nerva. Country: USA. Status: Study, Ehricke, 1960.

Booster stage contains Lox tanks only to take nuclear second stage to stratosphere. Nuclear sustainer takes payload to orbit or escape trajectory.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 73,400 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 42,000 kg. to a: escape trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 578,000 kgf. Total Mass: 441,080 kg. Core Diameter: 6.7 m. Total Length: 81.0 m.



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