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Langley 4,372 kg LM
Langley 4,372 kg LM
Langley 4,372 kg lunar lander
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American manned lunar lander. Study 1961. This early open-cab single-crew Langley lunar lander design used storable propellants, resulting in an all-up mass of 4,372 kg.

Status: Study 1961. Payload: 150 kg (330 lb). Gross mass: 4,372 kg (9,638 lb). Unfuelled mass: 872 kg (1,922 lb). Specific impulse: 311 s. Height: 2.60 m (8.50 ft).

Earliest lunar orbit rendezvous schemes involved use of one or more extremely lightweight, unpressurized lunar landers to take a single astronaut to the lunar service. Others using cryogenic propellants were as low as 1,460 kg - to be compared with the 15,000 kg / 2 man design that eventually was selected. Propellant load estimated.

Crew Size: 1.



Family: Lunar Landers, Moon. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Gemini LOR. Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. Agency: NASA Langley. Bibliography: 26, 27.
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