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MAKS-M
Part of MAKS Family
Russian winged orbital launch vehicle. Fully reusable unpiloted version of MAKS, similar to Interim HOTOL. Air launched from An-225. MAKS was found to have superior payload, lower non-recurring cost and technical risk. MAKS-M would require new materials. 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. Payload bay 7.0 m long x 4.6 m diameter.

Status: Study 1988. Payload: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb). Gross mass: 275,000 kg (606,000 lb). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

LEO Payload: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb) to a 200 km orbit at 51.00 degrees. Payload: 7,000 kg (15,400 lb) to a 200 km equatorial orbit.



Family: aircraft-launched, orbital launch vehicle, Winged. Country: Russia. Agency: Molniya bureau.

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