Ikar (rocket stage)

Summary

Ikar[1]
ManufacturerTsSKB-Progress
Country of originRussia
General characteristics
Diameter2.72 metres (8 ft 11 in)
Length2.59 metres (8 ft 6 in)
Gross mass3,210 kilograms (7,080 lb)
Empty mass2,310 kilograms (5,090 lb)
Ikar
Engines1 17D61[2] (KB Melnikov)
Thrust2.943 kilonewtons (662 lbf)
Specific impulse308 seconds (3.02 km/s)
Burn time600 seconds
FuelN2O4/UDMH

The Ikar was a rocket upper stage designed in Russia in 1999 to be used with the Soyuz 11A511U rocket as Soyuz-Ikar.[3] It was derived from the propulsion module of the Yantar spy satellites.[4]

References

  1. ^ "IKAR Upper Stage". TsSKB-Progress. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Блок выведения 'Икар'" [Spacetug 'Ikar']. www.cosmopark.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. ^ "Soyuz 11A511U / Ikar". Astronautix.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  4. ^ "17D61". Astronautix.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-09-04.