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An-225
Part of An-124 Family

Buran Atop Mriya

Buran Atop Mriya
Buran atop its An-225 Mriya carrier, as displayed at the Paris Air show shortly after its spaceflight.
Credit: © Mark Wade

Subsonic rocket carrier. Antonov cargo aircraft swept wing. 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.

Status: Study 1990. Payload: 275,000 kg (606,000 lb). Thrust: 1,387.07 kN (311,826 lbf). Gross mass: 600,000 kg (1,320,000 lb). Unfuelled mass: 216,000 kg (476,000 lb). Specific impulse: 9,000 s. Specific impulse sea level: 8,000 s. Burn time: 3,375 s. Height: 84.00 m (275.00 ft). Diameter: 18.07 m (59.28 ft). Span: 88.40 m (290.00 ft). Location: 240.

Cost $ : 100.000 million. No Engines: 6. dV Equivalent: 270 m/s (880 ft/sec). Release velocity: 240 m/s (780 ft/sec). Release altitude: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Release conditions: 900 kph at 9.5 km.



Country: Ukraine. Engines: D-18T. Launch Vehicles: MAKS, Interim HOTOL. Propellants: Air/Kerosene.
Photo Gallery

An-225 in flightAn-225 in flight
Credit: RKK Energia



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