SID: COMPLEX JAT TYURATAM AND ITS ROLE IN THE SOVIET MANNED LUNA

Created: 10/1/1968

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COMPLEX JATTYURATAM AND ITS ROLE IN THE SOVIET MANNED LUNAR LANDING PROGRAM

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ons duration static firing or the launchehicle will take place fromefore the endaunch attempted in that time frame might well beest of the launch vehicleinion relatedore likely timeaunchehicleseful payloadhe first quarter

launch .chicle with payload will beeet long and about SO feet in diameter at the base,ift-oiT thrust in thefoillion pounds. It will be capable of placingounds in earth orbit. Initially the first three stapes willonventional propellant combination-liquid oxygen oxidizer and probably an amine-type fuel. All states above the third state will also use

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convention propellants, although probably are encountered in the test program It

on the derived thrust ranee foraunch vehicle and the lack of high-energy propellint facilities at tho ringchead, the Soviets willendezvous operation, probabty in earth orbit, toanned lunar landing. From earth orbit the Soviets will probablyirect lunar landing without lunar orbit rendezvous. Considering the probable launch vehiclelight test program leading to this goal couldanned lunar landing in the time. Within this time span the most probable dateanned lunar landingowever, if serious problems

The launch area atppears to be designed for ultimate launchingarger vehicle than postulated for initial use,eet long and probably employing high-energy propellants. The use of high-energy upper stages onaunch vehicle would double ihe payload into earth0his weight wouldanned lunar missioningle launch. If the Soviets plan to use this modeanned lunar landing Ihe mission will probably not take place until

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