Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
Helios C
Part of Helios LV Family
Helios
Helios
Helios Launch Vehicle
Credit: © Mark Wade
American nuclear-powered orbital launch vehicle.

Status: Study 1960. Payload: 86,200 kg (190,000 lb). Thrust: 10,586.00 kN (2,379,827 lbf). Gross mass: 807,440 kg (1,780,100 lb). Height: 102.00 m (334.00 ft). Diameter: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Apogee: 556 km (345 mi).

LEO Payload: 86,200 kg (190,000 lb) to a 556 km orbit. Payload: 49,000 kg (108,000 lb) to a earth escape.

Stage Data - Helios C

  • Stage 1. 1 x Helios C-1. Gross Mass: 395,000 kg (870,000 lb). Empty Mass: 18,000 kg (39,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 12,450.000 kN (2,798,870 lbf). Isp: 400 sec. Burn time: 117 sec. Isp(sl): 340 sec. Diameter: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Span: 12.20 m (40.00 ft). Length: 11.00 m (36.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 8. Engine: Helios Stage 1. Status: Study, Ehricke, 1960. Comments: Booster stage with Lox tanks only to take nuclear second stage to stratosphere.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Helios C-2. Gross Mass: 309,000 kg (681,000 lb). Empty Mass: 54,000 kg (119,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 5,780.000 kN (1,299,390 lbf). Isp: 830 sec. Burn time: 355 sec. Diameter: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Span: 12.20 m (40.00 ft). Length: 85.40 m (280.10 ft). Propellants: Nuclear/LH2. No Engines: 2. Engine: Nuclear 12 Gw. Status: Study, Ehricke, 1960. Comments: Nuclear second stage.



Family: nuclear-powered, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: Helios Stage 1, Nuclear 12 Gw. Stages: Helios C-1, Helios C-2. Agency: Convair.

Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
© 1997-2017 Mark Wade - Contact
© / Conditions for Use