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Soviet RLA Rockets
« on: 11/18/2018 01:48 pm »
From Astronautix
http://www.astronautix.com/r/rla.html

"Russian heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. The RLA (Rocket Flight Apparatus) family of modular, LOx/kerosene powered vehicles were designed by Glushko in 1974 to meet the Soviet military's third-generation space launch requirements. The approach was rejected by 1976 in favor of the Zenit/Energia family using both LOx/kerosene and LOx/hydrogen stages."

This was an interesting Soviet heavy-lift proposal that revolved around clustering stages like the Delta IV, from back in the 70s. It's fascinating to me, and I would really like to know more about it, but even russianspaceweb lacks information.

As far as I can tell, this is the only place it's even mentioned on russianspaceweb. About halfway down the page, in the R's.
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/rockets_launchers.html

What information do you guys have on this system?
Wait, ∆V? This site will accept the ∆ symbol? How many times have I written out the word "delta" for no reason?

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #1 on: 11/18/2018 04:06 pm »
"Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle" includes some information on it, since it was so intertwined in Energia's development

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2022 01:19 pm »
Sweeeet, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #4 on: 02/25/2023 06:07 pm »

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #5 on: 09/15/2023 05:26 pm »
RLA variants (1975)

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #6 on: 09/15/2023 05:27 pm »
Early Zenit 11K77 (1975)

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #7 on: 09/15/2023 05:43 pm »
RLA-120 (1974)

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Re: Soviet RLA Rockets
« Reply #8 on: 09/15/2023 05:46 pm »
RLA-130/131/132

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