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RD-180 Engine Diagram

This is a bit different from the NK-33 done previously, but it’s still a full flow oxidizer rich staged combustion lox-kerosene engine. It has no gears and no flexible shaft coupling between the pumps like the NK-33, making it a … Continue reading

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Air Breather's Advantage

I was not completely happy with the last post’s vagueness so I’m adding more formal treatment here. This long post still ends up lazily speculating around the advantages and disadvantages of air breathing propulsion in the end though. 🙂 Air … Continue reading

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