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

Air launched from Gerakl / NPO Molniya-1000 heavy-lift aircraft, catamaran layout, twin-fuselage triplane. Release conditions: Suspended load, 450,000 kg, 900 kph at 9,500 m altitude. Effective velocity gain compared to vertical launch 270 m/s.


Specifications

to: 200 km Orbit. at: 51.0 degrees. Total Mass: 450,000 kg.


VKS-DM Chronology


1992 Dec 18 -

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