Russia Develops Reusable Rocket Engines Cutting Launch Costs, Lifting 1.5 To 30 Tons

By | September 15, 2008 | Satellite News Feed

Energomash Science and Production Association has developed a rocket engine with reusable liquid propellant engines that can markedly lower the cost per launch, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

The RD-191 rocket engine can be configures in multiple ways with varying numbers of strap-on boosters.

It involves a small amount of hydrogen added to kerosene-oxygen fuel loads.

The rocket system can lift from 1.5 to 30 tons.

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