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astronautix.com VKS-R Sled


Gross Mass: 100,000 kg. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene Country: Russia. Status: Design. Comments: Sled studied in tradeoff studies leading to MAKS. Release conditions: Piggy-back, 290,000 kg, Mach 0.5, zero altitude. Effective velocity gain compared to vertical launch 100 m/s.
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