Soviet “Odin” Launch System

This is a bit of a side jaunt. I’m putting up information on an alt-N1 rocket I designed some time back.

KT-1(Krupnyy Transportnyy-Odin, N1-equivalent(-ish))

Blok A boosters(0,2,3,4 or 6)

Diameter: 5m
Span: 6.3m
Length: 15.84m
Dry mass: 28,460kg
Propellant mass: 214,002kg(incl. 2,500kg for boil-off and thrust build-up)
Thrust: 9,264kN(vacuum) 2 x NK-77
Isp: 318s(vac)
Total mass: 242,462kg

Blok B core

Diameter:   7m
Length: 29.67m
Dry mass: 74,135kg
Propellant mass: 854,700kg(incl. 10,000kg for boil-off and thrust build-up)
Thrust: 18,528kN(vacuum) 4 x NK-77
Isp: 318s(vacuum)
Total mass: 928,835kg

Blok V upper stage

Diameter:  7m
Length: 9.654m(7.154m above interstage)
Dry mass: 24,187kg
Propellant mass: 225,000kg(incl. 1,000kg for boil-off)
Thrust: 1,560kN(vacuum) 4 x NK-19
Isp: 347s(vacuum)
Total mass: 249,187kg

Blok VS high velocity stage(Vysokaya Skorost)

Diameter:  5m
Length: 6.452m(enclosed in payload fairing)(in TR-1 4.312m above interstage)
Dry mass: 4,475kg
Propellant mass: 20,610kg
Thrust: 147.88 kN(vacuum) 2 x RD-56M
Isp: 441s(vacuum)
Total mass: 25,085kg

NK-77 4-chamber rocket engine

Thrust(vacuum): 4,632kN
Thrust(SL): 4,578kN
Mass: 3,800kg
Size: 2.50m high x 3.00m wide x 3.00m long
O:F ratio 2.52 LOX:kerosene

KT-1 Launch System

KT-10   0 boosters;    1,178,022kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 185km 51.6º orbit 24,974kg
430 x 430km 51.6º orbit 20,521kg

KT-12   2 boosters;   1,662,946kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 185km 51.6º orbit 43,363kg
430 x 430km 51.6º orbit 37,231kg

KT-13  3 boosters;   1,905,408kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 185km 51.6º orbit 51,555kg
430 x 430km 51.6º orbit 44,678kg

KT-14   4 boosters;   2,147,870kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 185km 51.6º orbit 59,259kg
430 x 430km 51.6º orbit 51,658kg

KT-16   6 boosters;  2,632,794kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 185km 51.6º orbit 73,434kg
430 x 430km 51.6º orbit 64,518kg

KT-1 High Velocity

KT-10 VS   0 boosters; 1,203,107kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 35,785km 51.6º orbit 12,787kg(incl. circ. stage)
185 x inf 0º C3=0m/s escape 9,323kg
185 x inf 0º C3=15m/s escape 6,909kg

KT-12 VS 2 boosters; 1,688,031kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 35,785km 51.6º orbit 20,187kg(incl. circ. stage)
185 x inf 0º C3=0m/s escape 15,066kg
185 x inf 0º C3=15m/s escape 11,377kg

KT-13 VS 3 boosters; 1,930,493kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 35,785km 51.6º orbit 23,700kg(incl. circ. stage)
185 x inf 0º C3=0m/s escape 17,449kg
185 x inf 0º C3=15m/s escape 13,258kg

KT-14 VS 4 boosters; 2,172,955kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 35,785km 51.6º orbit 26,692kg(incl. circ. stage)
185 x inf 0º C3=0m/s escape 19,714kg
185 x inf 0º C3=15m/s escape 15,041kg

KT-16 VS 6 boosters; 2,657,879kg total mass
Payload from Baikonur
185 x 35,785km 51.6º orbit 32,280kg(incl. circ. stage)
185 x inf 0º C3=0m/s escape 23,941kg
185 x inf 0º C3=15m/s escape 18,359kg

TR-1(Transportnyy Raketa-Odin) Launch System

Blok A mainstage with Blok VS upper stage. Proved completely useless…

Oh well.

Most of the weights and measures were worked out with the help of the instructions at McSheppard Aerospace Corporation for making KSP mods. The Silverbird Astronautics Launch Vehicle Performance Calculator was indispensable for determining vehicle performance. Thanks for the help, guys!

I like to think the Western press would start calling the KT-1 the Odin given half a chance. I prefer to think they’ll get that chance.

And thank you to my audience for excusing this little lapse into oddness,
The Astrographer

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Love and Rockets, Science Fiction and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s