YF-79

Summary

The YF-79 is a liquid cryogenic rocket engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in a closed expander cycle. It is China's fourth generation of upper stage cryogenic propellant engine, after the YF-73, YF-75 and the YF-75D. It can do multiple restarts thanks to an electric spark igniter and a prototype was tested at 60% and 100% (25 tonnes-force (250 kN; 25 LTf; 28 STf)) thrust levels in December 2021.[1]

YF-79
Country of origin People's Republic of China
DesignerBeijing Aerospace Propulsion Institute
Associated LVLong March 9
PredecessorYF-75D
StatusIn development
Liquid-fuel engine
PropellantLiquid oxygen / Liquid hydrogen
Mixture ratio5.5
CycleClosed Expander Cycle
Configuration
Chamber1
Nozzle ratio260
Performance
Thrust, vacuum243.3 kilonewtons (54,700 lbf)
Chamber pressure8.0 MPa (1,160 psi)
Specific impulse, vacuum460.1 seconds (4.512 km/s)
Used in
Long March 9
References
References[1][2][3]

It will be used on the third stage of the Long March 9.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Xin, Zhang. "我国重型运载火箭25吨级膨胀循环氢氧发动机首台推力室挤压试验取得圆满成功" [First thrust chamber test firing of China's heavy launch vehicle 25-tonne hydrogen-oxygen expansion cycle engine a complete success] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  2. ^ Brügge, Norbert (2021-12-22). "An overlook to China's new generation of Rocket Engines". B14643.de. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  3. ^ 崔荣军,何伟锋. "25吨级膨胀循环发动机技术方案研究". 导弹与航天运载技术2015年06期. Retrieved 2021-12-23.

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