Soviet Liquid Rocket Engines for Space Travel Engineering.
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Soviet Technology made considerable progress in the field of liquid-fuel rocket propulsion since the launching of the first Earth satellite 4 October 1957. Although the Soviet Union now has rockets that are capable of placing a spacecraft weighing several tons into orbit, even more powerful rockets are needed for further space exploration projects such as automatic stations and manned spacecraft. The Kosmos RD-119 liquid-fuel propulsion unit, using an asymmetric dimethylhydrazine fuel and liquid oxygen oxidizer, develops a thrust of 11 Mp. It is illustrated in figure form. This picture shows the four guidance nozzles, the turbo pump assembly for fuel pumping, the gas generator, and other important components. The Proton cosmic rocket system is even more powerful. Author
- Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
- Unmanned Spacecraft