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Shuttle LRB
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Shuttle - LRB
Shuttle - LRB
Shuttle - LRB boosters side
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American winged orbital launch vehicle. Shuttle with Liquid Rocket Boosters in place of Solid Rocket Boosters.

Status: Study 1984. Thrust: 21,107.40 kN (4,745,132 lbf). Gross mass: 1,575,493 kg (3,473,367 lb). Height: 56.00 m (183.00 ft). Diameter: 8.70 m (28.50 ft).

Development Cost $: 1,629.000 million in 1985 dollars.

Stage Data - Shuttle LRB

  • Stage 0. 2 x Shuttle LRB. Gross Mass: 350,000 kg (770,000 lb). Empty Mass: 52,000 kg (114,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 10,318.106 kN (2,319,603 lbf). Isp: 435 sec. Burn time: 121 sec. Isp(sl): 330 sec. Diameter: 5.50 m (18.00 ft). Span: 5.50 m (18.00 ft). Length: 45.54 m (149.40 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: STME. Other designations: Liquid Rocket Booster. Status: Study 1984.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Shuttle Tank. Gross Mass: 750,975 kg (1,655,616 lb). Empty Mass: 29,930 kg (65,980 lb). Thrust (vac): 0.0000 N ( lbf). Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 480 sec. Isp(sl): 363 sec. Diameter: 8.40 m (27.50 ft). Span: 8.70 m (28.50 ft). Length: 46.88 m (153.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 0. Engine: None. Other designations: External Tank. Status: Out of production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Shuttle Orbiter. Gross Mass: 99,318 kg (218,958 lb). Empty Mass: 99,117 kg (218,515 lb). Thrust (vac): 6,834.303 kN (1,536,412 lbf). Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 480 sec. Isp(sl): 363 sec. Diameter: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Span: 23.79 m (78.05 ft). Length: 37.24 m (122.17 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 3. Engine: SSME. Other designations: Shuttle; STS (Space Transportation System). Status: In Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x Shuttle Orbiter OMS. Gross Mass: 25,200 kg (55,500 lb). Empty Mass: 3,600 kg (7,900 lb). Thrust (vac): 53.377 kN (12,000 lbf). Isp: 316 sec. Burn time: 1,250 sec. Isp(sl): 0.0000 sec. Diameter: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Span: 23.79 m (78.05 ft). Length: 37.24 m (122.17 ft). Propellants: N2O4/MMH. No Engines: 2. Engine: OME. Other designations: Orbital Maneuvering System Pods. Status: In Production. Comments: Two pods, mounted each side of vertical stabilizer, provide propulsion for orbit insertion, maneuver, and de-orbit.



Family: orbital launch vehicle, Winged. Country: USA. Engines: OME, STME, None, SSME. Stages: Shuttle Orbiter OMS, Shuttle Orbiter, Shuttle Tank, Shuttle LRB stage. Agency: NASA.
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