CORONA (rocket)

Summary

CORONA
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CORONA (RLV) concept
FunctionReusable launch vehicle
ManufacturerMakeyev Rocket Design Bureau
Country of originRussia
Size
Height30 m (98 ft)
Diameter10 m (33 ft)
Mass280–290 t (620,000–640,000 lb)
Stages1
Capacity
Payload to LEO[altitude and inclination needed]
Altitude200–500 km (120–310 mi)
Mass7–12 tonnes (15,000–26,000 lb)
Launch history
StatusUnder development
Single stage
PropellantLOX/LH2

CORONA is a single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle capable of performing vertical takeoff and landing.[1] It was developed by OAO GRTs Makeyev from 1992 to 2012. However, the development was declined due to lack of funding.[2] In 2016, the company announced plans to resume the development of the CORONA vehicle.[3]

CORONA is intended for launching payloads to low Earth orbit with an altitude of 200–500 km (120–310 mi). It has a launch mass of 280–290 tonnes (620,000–640,000 lb) and is intended for launching payloads weighing up to 7 tonnes (15,000 lb) with traditional use or up to 12 tonnes (26,000 lb) with a special scheme for launching into low Earth orbit. However, the payload capacity goes down to 6 tonnes (13,000 lb) and up to 11 tonnes (24,000 lb) respectively when launching from Russia. With the use of reusable boosters that form a launch complex with it, the launch vehicle provides launching into orbits with an inclination of up to 110° up to altitudes of 10,000 km (6,200 mi) and returning from them if necessary.[4]

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References

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