NPO "Energomash" offers its rocket engine design for use in the boosters light class "Soyuz-2.1V", the head of the enterprise — executive director of the NGO "Energomash" Vladimir sun.
- in the photo test of RD-180
"At first light" Soyuz-2.1V "was created on the basis of NK-33, in which the Soviet-era created reserve — a certain number of motors is stored in the warehouse. Tests of the first rocket is planned for these engines, but now there is a discussion of whether or not to restore the production of these engines.
According to him, the NGO "Energomash" issued preliminary design modifications to the engine for the "Soyuz-2.1V", held five fire tests of the prototype.
"Progress Samara Space Center" is considering this engine for the future, ie when it will be fully depleted reserve engines NK-33. We are ready to supply the engine, "- said V.Solntsev.
The new engine RD-193 is smaller in height by 760 mm and about 300 pounds lighter than the RD-191
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