Russia developed concept of extra-heavy rocket for manned space flights

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Rocket and Space Corporation “Energiya” offers to create a prospective booster of superheavy class to perform manned missions on the basis of universal rocket modules that will be produced using the RD-171M. This was said on Friday by a source in the space industry.

“As part of the universal rocket module it is proposed to use 800-ton (for traction) four-chamber RD-171M used in the boosters of the “Zenit”, the official said.
According to him, there’s a range of super-heavy carrier – “Energiya-3 ‘with a load capacity of about 80 tons,”Energiya-5kV” (105 tons) and “Energiya-6″ (165 tons) – where the number in the name corresponds to the number of universal rocket modules block composed of the first stage.”

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