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Lox/Sintin
Lox/Sintin propellant. Sintin - described as a 'synthetic kerosene' of unknown composition - was introduced in the Soviet Union in the 1980's. It increased specific impulse from 1-2% when used in engines using conventional kerosene, and was evidently denser. It use was discontinued after the breakup of the Soviet Union.



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Buran Russian manned spaceplane which represented a huge leap in Soviet space technology and project management. Buran flew only once, in 1988. The cost of Buran - 14.5 billion rubles - was a significant part of the effort to maintain strategic and technical parity with the United States. In the end it contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and thus the demise of Buran itself.

Spacecraft: Buran.

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