RD-117

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RD-117
Country of origin Russia
Date 2001
Designer KBKhA Design Bureau
Manufacturer TsSKB Progress
Application Upper stage booster
Status In use
Liquid-fuel engine
Propellant LOX / RP-1
Cycle Gas-generator
Performance
Thrust (vac.) 1021.10 kN (229,552 lbf)
Isp (vac.) 310 sec
Isp (SL) 264 sec
Burn time 130 sec
Dimensions
Length 1.58 m
Diameter 2.4 m
Dry weight [1]

The RD-117 is a rocket engine burning liquid oxygen and kerosene in a curious combustion cycle. An update of the RD-107, the RD-117 engines are used on the Soyuz-U.

Design[edit]

The engine is an updated version of the RD-107, mainly so it uses all Russian components.

History[edit]

The inaugural flight of a launch vehicle using an RD-117 engine took place in 2001.

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