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Family: Winged. Country: USSR. Status: Study 1988.

Air launched from An-225. Release conditions: Piggy-back, 275,000 kg, 38.0 m length x 24.0 m wingspan, 900 kph at 9,500 m altitude. Effective velocity gain compared to vertical launch 270 m/s.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 6,000 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 51.0 degrees. Total Mass: 275,000 kg.



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