Aeronautics and Space Report of the President FY 1995 Activities


Appendix D

U.S. Space Launch Vehicles

——Max. Payload (kg)d ——
Vehicle Stages:
Engine/Motor
Propellanta Thrust
(kilonewtons)bc
Max. Dia
x Height
(m)
185-Km
Orbit
Geosynch.
Transfer
Orbit
Sun-
Synch.
Orbite
First
Launchf
Pegasus


6.71x15.5h 380 210 1990





280e



1. Orion 50S
2. Orion 50
3. Orion 38
Solid
Solid
Solid
484.9
118.2
31.9
1.28x2.66
1.28x2.66
0.97x1.34




Pegasus XL











6.71x16.93 460 335 1994g

1. Orion 50S-XL
2. Orion 50-XL
3. Orion 38
Solid
Solid
Solid
743.3
201.5
31.9
1.28x10.29
1.28x3.58
0.97x1.34
350e


Taurus











2.34x28.3 1400 255 1020 Not scheduled

0. Castor 120
1. Orion 50S
2. Orion 50
3. Orion 38
Solid
Solid
Solid
Solid
1687.7
580.5
138.6
31.9
2.34x11.86
1.28x8.88
1.28x2.66
0.97x1.34
1080e


Delta II


2.44x29.70 5089 1842i 3175 1990,
Delta-7925
[1960, Delta]
(7920, 7925)



3890e



1. RS-270/A
Hercules GEM (9)
2. AJ10-118K
3. Star 48Bj
LOX/RP-1
N204/A-50
Solid
1043.0 (SL)
487.6 (SL)
42.4
66.4
3.05x38.1
1.01x12.95
2.44x5.97
1.25x2.04




Atlas E


3.05x28.1 820e 910k 1968, Atlas F
[1958, Atlas LV-3A]





1860e



1. Atlas: MA-3 LOX/RP-1 1739.5 (SL) 3.05x21.3



Atlas I


4.2x43.9 2255 1990, I [1966, Atlas Centaur]

1. Atlas: MA-5
2. Centaur I:
RL10A-3-3A (2)
LOX/RP-1
LOX/LH2
1952.0 (SL)
73.4/engine
3.05x22.16
3.05x9.14




Atlas II


4.2x47.5 6580 2810 4300 1991, II [1966, Atlas Centaur]





5510e



1. Atlas: MA-5A
2. Centaur II: RL10A-3-3A (2)
LOX/RP-1
LOX/LH2
2110.0 (SL)
73.4/engine
3.05x22.16
3.05x9.14




Atlas IIA


4.2x47.5 6828 3062 4750 1992, Atlas IIA [1966, Atlas Centaur]





6170e



1. Atlas: MA-5A
2. Centaur II: RL10A-4 (2)
LOX/RP-1
LOX/LH2
2110.0 (SL)
92.53/engine
3.05x24.9
3.05x10.05




Atlas IIAS


4.2x47.5 8640 3606 5800 1993, [1966, IIAS Atlas Centaur]





7300e



1. Atlas: MA-5A
Castor IVA (4)j
2. Centaur II:
RL10A-4 (2)
LOX/RP-1
Solid
LOX/LH2
2110.0 (SL)
433.6 (SL)
92.53/engine
3.05x24.9
1.01X11.16
3.05x10.05





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