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RD-301
RD-301
RD-301
NPO Enerogmash Museum, November 1992
Credit: © Dietrich Haeseler
Glushko exotic LF2/Ammonia rocket engine. Proton K stage 4. Developed 1965-77. Developed by Glushko beginning in 1965. Planned for use in Proton K-4H high energy upper stage. Motor tested in 1977 but never flown.

AKA: 8D21. Status: Developed 1965-77. Date: 1965-77. Thrust: 96.67 kN (21,732 lbf). Unfuelled mass: 183 kg (403 lb). Specific impulse: 400 s. Burn time: 750 s. Height: 1.89 m (6.20 ft). Diameter: 0.98 m (3.21 ft).

Engine: 183 kg (403 lb). Chamber Pressure: 117.60 bar. Area Ratio: 108.7. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 54.6448087431694. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 2.7. Coefficient of Thrust vacuum: 1.14369823635204. Coefficient of Thrust sea level: .25.



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RD-302 Glushko exotic LF2/Ammonia rocket engine. Developed 1960-69. Successor to RD-303 and predecessor to RD-301. Staged combustion cycle.

RD-303 Glushko exotic LF2/Ammonia rocket engine. Developed 1960-65. Predecessor to RD-302 and RD-301.

RD-502 Glushko H2O2/Pentaborane rocket engine. Experimental upper stage engine. Developed 1960-66. Experimental upper stage engine. Program stopped due to toxicity of propellants. Intended for Proton upper stage. First flight 1966.

RD-350 Glushko exotic LF2/LH2 rocket engine. Design concept 1963-. Studied by Glushko as engine concept with high-energy propellants.

RD-550 Glushko exotic rocket engine. Experimental upper stage engine. Developed 1963-70. Propellants LOx/30% Beryllium+Pentaborane in 70% Hydrazine.

Family: Exotic. Country: Russia. Propellants: LF2/Ammonia. Stages: Proton K-4H. Agency: Glushko bureau. Bibliography: 225, 283, 317, 343.

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