Succession and Modernization of Liquid-Propellant Rocket Engines of Space Launch Vehicles

Authors: Yagodnikov D.A. Published: 29.08.2013
Published in issue: #1(82)/2011  


Category: Power-generating and Transport Machine Building  
Keywords: liquid-propellant rocket engines, energy-mass characteristics, reliability, liquid propellants, launch vehicles

Basic approaches and implementation methods for improving energy-mass characteristics and reliability of oxygen-kerosene liquid-propellant rocket engines of the space launch vehicles of the R-7 family, developed in NPO Energomash im. V.P. Glushko and KB Khimavtomatiki im. S.A. Kosberg, are considered. Main advantages of using liquid methane as fuel for a cruise multiple-usage liquid-propellant rocket engine are given.