|OTRAG First Launch|
OTRAG first launch - went off course when one of the four modules failed to ignite.
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German project, using Libyan funds with flight test in Zaire, for production of missiles/satellite launchers using clusters of huge numbers of low cost, pressure fed liquid fuel units. Configuration shown ('Centaur class') would have launched 10,000 kg payload to LEO using 625 (!) of the $ 8300 units (1980 prices). Project, seen as cover for ballistic missile project, squelched by US and German governments. 'Minimum satellite' launch vehicle would have used 81 half-length units.
|OTRAG Pad - Workers' (or at least locals in OTRAG coveralls) cluster around the four-module launch vehicle at the pad in Zaire|
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LEO Payload: 10,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. Liftoff Thrust: 2,619,990 kgf. Total Mass: 2,278,880 kg. Core Diameter: 1.2 m. Total Length: 32.0 m. Launch Price $: 5.00 million. in 1980 price dollars.
|OTRAG Argosy support - Antique Argosy transports provided logistics support for the program, in keeping with its low-cost, low-tech approach.|
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|OTRAG Congo Launch S|
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|OTRAG Libya Launch S - Launch site was located in the Seba Oasis 800 km south of Tripoli.|
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|OTRAG Pad - The OTRAG four-module unit mounted on its pad in the Congo.|
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