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First RD-0124MS engine manufactured in Voronezh


(10 Dec 2020) The first mockup of the RD-0124MS rocket engine, developed for use in the Soyuz-5 perspective rocket was built at Voronezh Rocket Engine Building Center (part of Roskosmos).

The manufactured model is intended for dynamic tests of the rocket stage being a milestone in the creation of the new space rocket complex. In parallel with the manufacturing of the first engine mockup, the Center is completing the assembly of an experimental installation, which includes an engine combustion chamber with a cylindrical nozzle. Its firing tests will take place early next year at the Voronezh firing stand.

The RD-0124MS rocket engine with a thrust of 60 tons in the void burns kerosene and liquid oxygen and is intended to be used in the second stage of the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle. The engine consists of two blocks located on a common frame. Each of the blocks includes two combustion chambers. The engine allows swinging of the chambers in two planes, as well as work when one of the units is turned off.

Reference: Roskosmos PR

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