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VKS-R Sled
LOx/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Sled studied in tradeoff studies leading to MAKS. Release conditions: Piggy-back, 290,000 kg, Mach 0.5, zero altitude. Effective velocity gain compared to vertical launch 100 m/s.

Status: Study. Payload: 290,000 kg (630,000 lb). Gross mass: 100,000 kg (220,000 lb). Location: 170.

dV Equivalent: 100 m/s (320 ft/sec). Release velocity: 170 m/s (550 ft/sec). Release altitude: 0 m ( ft). Release angle: 0 deg. Release conditions: 565 kph at sea level.



Country: Russia. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene.

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