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Family: R-7. Country: Russia. Status: Study. Article Number: 8K78L.

The Molniya 8K78L was designed by Korolev's design bureau for launching a manned spacecraft on a flyby of the Moon and return to earth. To achieve this it would have used Lox/LH2 engines in the third and fourth stages. Preliminary design was completed on 8 July 1962, but such technology was years away in the Soviet Union and the project was not pursued further.


Specifications

Payload: 5,000 kg. to a: translunar trajectory.


Molniya 8K78L Chronology


1962 Jul 8 -

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