Proton-M rocket engines

Proton-M rocket engines

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rocket engines. View of the nozzles of rocket engines on the first stage of a Russian Proton-M launcher. The Proton-M has six RD-253 first-stage engines developing a total of 10.5 MN (mega-newtons) of thrust. He rocket has a payload capacity of 22 tonnes to low-earth orbit or 3.5 tonnes to geostationary orbit with the Briz upper stage. Photographed at the Baikonur space centre in Kazkhstan in 2007.

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