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15D305



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15D305
Credit: Yuzhnoye
Yuzhnoye, Tsurilnikov solid rocket engine. RT-23 stage I. Out of Production. Case-bound OPAL composite solid propellant charge with a star shape channel. The case was of organic fibre-wound plastic material.

The gimbaled engine nozzle partially intruded into the combustion chamber. Steering was accomplished moving the nozzle, mounted on a circular elastic hinge, in pitch and roll. Versions of the motor seem to have been manufactured by both Tsurilnikov in Russia and Yuzhnoye in the Ukraine.

Application: RT-23 stage I.

Characteristics

Thrust (sl): 280,000 kgf.

Status: Out of Production.
Height: 8.40 m (27.50 ft).
Diameter: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Thrust: 3,040.00 kN (683,410 lbf).
First Launch: 1976-85.

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Associated Countries
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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • RT-23 Ukrainian intercontinental ballistic missile. The only rail-based ICBM ever deployed. Developed by Yuzhnoye in the Ukraine was protracted, but understandable given the huge technical challenges. Twelve years of design and testing was followed by deployment from 1988. All were retired by 2003. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Yuzhnoye Ukrainian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Yangel Design Bureau, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

Bibliography
  • Yuzhnoye Company Web Site, Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Stages
  • R-39-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 53,700 kg. Thrust 2,060.00 kN. More...

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