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Russian RD-181 successfully passed bench tests in the US

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A pair of Russian rocket engines successfully passed fire tests at the launch site in Virginia, reports press office NPO Energomash.


Russian RD-181 successfully passed bench tests in the US


“On the night of 01 June, 2016 Moscow time, for the first time, a bench test of the first stage of the Antares (" Antares ") Orbital ATK corporation with two RD-181 engines was conducted. The tests, which lasted 30 seconds, were carried out at the launch site of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Space Center (MARS) (Va., USA). A preliminary analysis of the data shows that the tests were successful. All engine systems have worked properly. The test program is fully implemented ",
says release.

It is noted that “the fire test task was to test the functioning of the integrated first stage of the Antares LV, including the RD-181 engines, the upgraded first stage design, the onboard radioelectronic equipment, the thrust vector control system, and testing the fueling system in operation.”

During the tests, the following was performed: “a full cycle of refueling, a set of starting readiness, giving commands to ignite and stop the engine, as well as work at several levels of thrust, including full engine power. In addition, the testing of the launch pad, including fuel tanks and the use of a water curtain system to protect the launch pad from damage, as well as to suppress noise, was tested during tests. ”



According to Igor Arbuzov, General Director of Energomash, “the creation time of the RD-181 for the Antares launch vehicle from development to engine production was less than one year.”

“Having accumulated many years of experience in creating LREs, we offered our partners a competitive product that combines quality, reliability, technical performance and price. I hope that the fate of the RD-181 will be no less successful than that of its predecessors, ”added Arbuzov.

Help press service: "The RD-181 engine of JSC NPO Energomash named after academician V.P.Glushko has been developed and certified for use in a wide range of operating modes. This is a closed-cycle mono-chamber liquid-propellant rocket engine with afterburning of oxidizing generator gas. Fuel - kerosene, oxidizer - liquid oxygen. "
Photos used:
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility / YouTube
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  1. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 1 June 2016 17: 54
    +16
    Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ... laughing
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 1 June 2016 17: 59
      +17
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ...
      Trampolines are probably very expensive laughing
      Hey, Mr. Kudrin A.L.! Tell us again about "Russia's secondary roles in international technological relations."
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 1 June 2016 18: 08
        +2
        Russia is always reliable and cheap .... And your Falcons for the Liberalists (to spit on us from Moscow)))) Would you need to raise the price for the engines ..? bully
      2. Proxima
        Proxima 1 June 2016 19: 51
        +3
        Quote: Ami du peuple

        Hey, Mr. Kudrin A.L.! Tell us again about "Russia's secondary roles in international technological relations."

        The article seems to be small, but it turns out, as in the famous case, about a word of 3 letters, but 4 mistakes were made. For example, the article says: "This is a single-chamber liquid-propellant rocket engine ..." RD-181 was, is and will be TWO-CHAMBERED! But in essence what has been written ... there can be no question of "Russia's secondary roles in international technological relations." Let me remind you that the same "Antares" before that "sat" on another Russian engine - NK-33. Now, like the Atlases, it is "trying on" the RD-181. Isn't the United States too frankly giving up its positions in the field of rocket propulsion as a "world technological leader"?
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 2 June 2016 01: 02
          +3
          It’s very easy to hand over positions; this is the result of political correctness. The fact that black children and Latinos do in school 40% worse than whites and Asians has been noticed for a long time. There are even special universities for blacks in the USA and South Africa where they study according to a simplified program, because they don’t pull a regular program. In the 80s, in order not to admit that the Negroes were frankly dumb, they simply lowered the general educational level, but now they all have five. And the fact that half of the graduates of high schools in the states reads in syllables and writes in block letters is trifles, the main thing is political correctness, and a Negro cannot be offended. It is only in Hollywood films that the blacks are professors and cool programmers; in reality, this is very rare. Engineers who trained in the 70-80s will soon end in the USA, and the level of new ones leaves much to be desired. So far they hold on to foreign brains, but we are already witnessing the beginning of general degradation in the technological sphere. They cannot fly into space already.
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 2 June 2016 01: 02
        +2
        Another well-deserved respect to our rocket engine builders good
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 1 June 2016 18: 15
      +12
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ... laughing

      McCainushka will once again go out on something, like that, the country is a gas station with an economy torn to shreds of a still "exclusive" nation, supplying high-tech products. Let the gossip come out, we don't mind. fellow
    3. shooter18
      shooter18 1 June 2016 18: 27
      0
      Interestingly, they have the whole thing blowing into the ocean ??
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 2 June 2016 01: 44
        0
        Why not into the ocean? It’s empty there, it can only jam the fish, here is the sound pressure, I understand, the camera was almost blown away. Interestingly, the second chamber shows how liquid oxygen is spilled. Is that because of vibration the pipelines burst?
    4. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 1 June 2016 21: 20
      0
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ... laughing

      since the sanctions are designed for one-sided action. So far no one has refused gas and oil as well as launches from the Kuru Unions. We could also impose sanctions on the sale so it will hit manufacturers' pocket.
      Quote: Ami du peuple
      about the "secondary roles of Russia in international technological relations."

      You just don’t have to rest on our laurels. Antares is not one ship in America. Now it’s several in development right now and in a couple of years everything can change dramatically. The only reason for buying engines and starts is cheapness. It’s worthwhile to give priority to its manufacturers at the legislative level and everything will be not so rosy
    5. vlad_vlad
      vlad_vlad 1 June 2016 22: 02
      +2
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ...: logging:


      somehow Americans do not have psychos and complexes on this topic. Whether it is necessary or profitable - they buy. And they don't bother with the topic of "import substitution" or "support for their manufacturer" or "bookmarks of the insidious Russians."

      like serious lobbyists (McCain, etc.) from the US manufacturers tried to pump all this - and hell. "do it better and cheaper - can't you? go to the forest and train."
    6. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 2 June 2016 11: 27
      0
      That’s not where to go ... here they are true realities
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 1 June 2016 17: 55
    +2
    Yes, who would doubt it! good
  3. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 1 June 2016 18: 01
    +1
    According to Igor Arbuzov, General Director of Energomash, “the creation time of the RD-181 for the Antares launch vehicle from development to engine production was less than one year.”
    This is our "cut" in time! All the same, what does experience and engineering and technological developments mean? Come on, "energomashevtsy", forward with the power of your RD-181!
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 1 June 2016 18: 13
      0
      Do not believe it. There is no new engine. This is the same RD-180, only with bored cylinders.
      1. Shuttle
        Shuttle 1 June 2016 18: 23
        +1
        Quote: Pereira
        Do not believe it. There is no new engine. This is the same RD-180, only with bored cylinders.

        Yeah, and also the increased voltage on the legs and the 400 Watt, a military cooler of a protective color, tied to the engine housing with a steel cable.
        wink
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 1 June 2016 18: 26
          -1
          In short, you need to buy trampolines.
      2. wow
        wow 1 June 2016 18: 37
        -2
        They squandered the cylinders for you, but they forgot to change the pistons and rings ...!
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 1 June 2016 18: 42
          -1
          Judging by the intellect are you from the outskirts?
    2. figwam
      figwam 1 June 2016 18: 29
      0
      Russia is a regional power, a gas station, an economy in tatters. And the most "exclusive" country in the world buys reliable rocket engines, exclusively from Russia.
  4. svp67
    svp67 1 June 2016 18: 01
    +3
    Somehow I did not even doubt that the same engines come directly from Russia, I pass the "modernization point" on "Pivdenny", like the long-suffering RD-33
  5. volodya
    volodya 1 June 2016 18: 03
    +3
    The engines are good, but somehow for the Americans it’s even a pity!
    1. Beaver
      Beaver 1 June 2016 18: 13
      +2
      Quote: volodya
      The engines are good, but somehow for the Americans it’s even a pity!

      So they, infection, do not take bad. request Do not regret, we give away for nothing. laughing
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 2 June 2016 01: 18
        +3
        So they, infection, do not take bad. Do not regret, we give away for nothing.
        What do you mean not for nothing? Anyway, for their candy wrappers. As Popandopulo said in Wedding in Malinovka, when he traded with the priest. "Yes, everything is on you, I'll draw myself some more." That's the whole point. Russia is real engines for them, and they will always draw as much money as they need. This is somewhat offensive, although the rest of the world is the same. About how the world was put on cancer.
    2. DMoroz
      DMoroz 1 June 2016 18: 14
      +1
      Not that it’s a pity, but I don’t even want to somehow. they will launch their military satellites on them, to the detriment of us ...
  6. Monos
    Monos 1 June 2016 18: 05
    +12
    What this regional gas station country allows itself! On the rockets of the most advanced country in the world thrusts their rusty engines! Putin, stop it!
    1. Beaver
      Beaver 1 June 2016 18: 10
      0
      Quote: Monos
      thrusts its rusty engines

      belay Is it really corruption at NASA ?! laughing
      1. Monos
        Monos 1 June 2016 20: 47
        +5
        Quote: Castor
        Quote: Monos
        thrusts its rusty engines

        belay Is it really corruption at NASA ?! laughing


        Not. There are agents of Putin! Putin's agents are everywhere! wassat
  7. askof
    1 June 2016 18: 06
    +5
    How so? And Poroshenko? He, too, promised rocket engines ... You had to wait. Badly turned out, offended the person
    1. v.yegorov
      v.yegorov 1 June 2016 19: 14
      -1
      From der.ma it’s good to sculpt only candy, for that there is a proverb. And something did not work out with the engines, der.mo of the wrong system.
  8. Bort radist
    Bort radist 1 June 2016 18: 07
    +1
    The company does not knit brooms, it is also a blow to pride.
  9. Pirogov
    Pirogov 1 June 2016 18: 09
    +1
    Who would doubt that .
  10. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 1 June 2016 18: 12
    0
    So go and see what, on which side and for whom it is more important, politics or economics!
    Undoubtedly, this is beneficial and necessary, but I don’t feel like rejoicing in such an approach as a half-fool!
  11. Shuttle
    Shuttle 1 June 2016 18: 19
    +2
    Oh, why wouldn't they buy / order dviglo from Elon Musk's company? After all, "in his garage" he can not only design, build, but also anneal (test) it! And probably more than once!

    Where is the TV channel "Rain"?
    Raise his eyelids!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 2 June 2016 09: 51
      0
      Engines do not buy engines from Mask because they are not suitable for Atlas missiles, and for them they created RD 180.
  12. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 1 June 2016 18: 22
    +2
    I looked at the bench tests and, apart from the mother, you can't say about these amers. The most delicate structures, with verified temperature loads, are tested in "real conditions": the engine is vertical. And a powerful dynamic, temperature flow, pressure drop, radiation despite all the screens ... Mom, and he is standing.
    Yes, it has been tested horizontally for centuries.
  13. Yarik76
    Yarik76 1 June 2016 18: 23
    0
    The engines have passed the test - that's good 'and selling them in the current situation is bad!
  14. Yak28
    Yak28 1 June 2016 18: 26
    +1
    The Russian RD-181 successfully passed the bench tests in the United States, well, thank God, at least the Americans pleased in this wink
  15. maiman61
    maiman61 1 June 2016 18: 28
    +1
    Aborigines themselves cannot do high-tech rocket engines! Buy our engines like beads! Let them have fun.
  16. demo
    demo 1 June 2016 18: 44
    0
    Sinning, I thought that the camera would fly far, far into the ocean.
  17. mvnmln
    mvnmln 1 June 2016 18: 58
    0
    The RD-181, the concentration of world aircraft-building technologies, is exported from "aggressive" Moscow, of course, arouses pride in our scientists, for the country as a whole. On the other hand, relations must be maintained by mutually beneficial exchange of complex goods while respecting the national interest. And the sale of the RD-181 to the USA is in this case a good help.
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  20. Who
    Who 1 June 2016 19: 11
    +3
    Obama, shame! Urgently find the engines from Saturn-5, what 140 tons to the moon brought? Stolen, like 400 kg. lunar soil?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 June 2016 19: 26
      -4
      Engines from Saturn 5 are already obsolete both physically and mentally, especially since the company that produced them is no longer there, the United States has its engines SR 68, SR 25, Merlin 1D and others. And the RD 180 engines were created in the mid-90s by order of the USA and besides them, no one buys these engines from us, including our Roskosmos.
  21. VeterS
    VeterS 1 June 2016 19: 24
    +1
    Russian RD-181 successfully passed bench tests in the US
    Obama ordered that all representatives of NPO Energomash named after Academician V. P. Glushko be given a box of cookies and a barrel of jam. Better, of course, would be glass beads, but you can't ... sanctions!
  22. 31rus2
    31rus2 1 June 2016 19: 30
    0
    Dear, the whole point is that in order to develop you need money, and where to get it, it means you need to sell something and it's good that there is something. Surprisingly, everything works for the "partners", everything is fine. We start our business right away, then the director is to blame, then the collector, then the money was stolen. I also want to add special supporters of integration, here is an example for you that everything that is possible and not possible should be OWN and not lower than the world level, it's time to wake up
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 2 June 2016 06: 19
      +1
      Quote: 31rus2
      all that is possible and not possible should be OWN

      So this is Juche! The Juche idea, as "self-reliance" from the field of ideology, has moved over time in the field of economics, defense and other spheres.
      It was invented before you wink
  23. Serebryakov. 75
    Serebryakov. 75 1 June 2016 19: 54
    +3
    THE MOST HIGH-TECH PRODUCTS in the world!). Let’s compare prices: NK-33 was bought at 90 million in the 1s, and RD-181 at 17 million each! Their development ... What are you talking about? Nasa created just 2 remote controls in 40 years (SSME = RS-25 in 1977 and RS-68A in 2002). This is VERY expensive DU. For example, launching Delta-IV in 2014 with Orion cost them $ 370 million, actually $ 480 million (Proton-M would do the same for $ 80 million!).
    SSMEs are made for the Space Shuttle and cost even more than the RS-68A. For 15 years, the Americans have been trying to "copy" our remote control ... en hell! They understand everything .. and only the money of the people tyryat.
    The bottom line is that the RDs created by NAMI are "the limit of technical perfection of cryogenic propulsion systems of oxygen-kerosene pair" (a technical term, but it sounds like music!). Nothing can be improved! It can only be repeated with deterioration.
    So, the measures were taken specifically by our developments ... and China also asks for them.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 June 2016 20: 04
      +1
      "Launching Delta-IV in 2014 with Orion cost them of: $ 370 million, in reality - $ 480 million" - This is the cost of the entire rocket.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 1 June 2016 20: 05
      +1
      Quote: Serebryakov.75
      and China also asks for them.

      to put under the copier and then trade at half price.
  24. Arikkhab
    Arikkhab 1 June 2016 20: 04
    +6
    In fairness, it should be noted that the Americans today have several of their own launch vehicle systems - built entirely on American elements and engines: Delta IV in several versions of the output load, of which Delta IV Heavy, as of 2016, has the largest output payload among all exploited launch vehicles in the world (minus the high launch cost of up to $ 400 million), Falcon - a family of launch vehicles in several load cases (launch cost of about $ 62 million), Delta-2 (launch cost of up to $ 70 million), which are successfully operated and launched. in 2015, the next-generation Vulcan launcher was introduced (designed to replace Atlas V rockets in the future - the first launch is planned no earlier than 2019) - none of them use Russian or other non-American engines.
    we are not talking about the technical data of American missiles, however (with all the peculiarity of their designs), one cannot fail to note the high reliability of launches
    Atlas V rocket (launch cost reaches $ 230 million) uses RD-180
    so it seems to me too early to talk about "trampoline for Americans"
    1. raf
      raf 1 June 2016 21: 23
      +1
      so it seems to me too early to talk about "trampoline for Americans"
      About the trampoline, it was originally said in the sense of manned astronautics! They don’t have a bunch of carrier-manned spacecraft!
      In fairness, it should be noted that the Americans today have several of their own carrier rocket systems - built entirely on American elements and engines
      And no one argues, only they are terribly expensive. Therefore, Americans as pragmatic people use our engines in order to reduce the cost of launches. Plus, the high reliability of our products!
  25. NordUral
    NordUral 1 June 2016 20: 30
    -1
    And this is all from the Union!
  26. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 1 June 2016 20: 37
    0
    Torch in hand statue of liberty! Sorry ser Obama - Made in Russia !!!
  27. Samarin
    Samarin 1 June 2016 20: 56
    -1
    “Accumulating many years of experience in creating a rocket engine, we offered our partners a competitive product that combines quality, reliability, technical performance and price.

    But what about (and where) the extolled miracle-Falcon ?!
  28. Voin555
    Voin555 1 June 2016 21: 10
    +2
    I don’t know who is thinking here, let’s better take these engines from us, they’ll be better dependent on us (at least in something), and they won’t do it while they buy from us
  29. masiya
    masiya 1 June 2016 21: 38
    -1
    And what, maybe he’ll send amers to hell, otherwise they want a lot of sanctions and apples to eat ... in general, the goat’s full ... where our little things look, their own pockets or something ... you can’t sell engines to them, all this is corruption ...
  30. Enoch
    Enoch 1 June 2016 22: 02
    0
    And there’s nothing joy, Chubais to help. Thank God they still haven't sold it.
  31. HMR333
    HMR333 1 June 2016 22: 04
    -1
    it is necessary to raise prices for engines they want to fly into space, they will have nowhere to go and they should be told the sanctions crisis the rate has increased)))
  32. Mestny
    Mestny 2 June 2016 02: 13
    0
    Quote: Proxima
    RD-193 is a SINGLE-CHAMBER engine with one nozzle, RD-181 - TWO-CHAMBER, with two nozzles and its thrust is twice as much as that of the 193rd. Do you think there is a difference?

    From the article:
    Press service reference: "The RD-181 engine of JSC NPO Energomash named after academician V. P. Glushko" has been developed and certified for use in a wide range of operating modes. It is single chamber closed-cycle liquid propellant rocket engine with afterburning of oxidative generator gas. Fuel is kerosene, oxidizing agent is liquid oxygen. ”

    I'd like to believe that you were just inattentive.
  33. Pitot
    Pitot 2 June 2016 04: 30
    -1
    After merikonosy buy from Russia an engine for flying almost into space - do they rub everyone over that they were on the moon? Why didn’t they untwist their lunar engine, didn’t they upgrade, or did they modify and don’t fly there? But because he was not there. Nonsense. On the moon were .... pah.
  34. mamont5
    mamont5 2 June 2016 05: 09
    +3
    Quote: Dazdranagon
    Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ... laughing

    So all their sanctions are designed to break the trade between Russia and the EU, and the US does not forget about its priorities.
  35. cergey51046
    cergey51046 2 June 2016 05: 10
    0
    You cannot sell strategic raw materials and goods to enemies, let alone rocket engines. Let the "advanced country" produce them itself if it can steal the technology.
  36. ver_
    ver_ 2 June 2016 05: 28
    0
    Quote: Dazdranagon
    Sanctions are sanctions, and engines are buying ... laughing

    ... maybe some of the frostbitten, very stubborn, and other inadequacies realize that Matrasnikov on the Moon could not even be close because of the technical backwardness in the creation of rocket engines ..
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 2 June 2016 06: 45
      +1
      Quote: ver_
      ..may be part of the frostbitten, very stubborn and other inadequacies realize that Matrasnikov on the Moon could not even be close
  37. Million
    Million 2 June 2016 07: 13
    0
    all for sale! Even contrary to common sense
  38. Wolka
    Wolka 2 June 2016 07: 58
    0
    globalization however rules, and there is nothing to be done, as they say it’s not worth writing against the wind
  39. duchy
    duchy 2 June 2016 08: 38
    -1
    All that remains for us is to bend the fingers on the lid of their coffin like a hammer with amers, so that they won’t be wriggled laughing, and they themselves are not even able to fix the camera properly, it blows away with the sound of the engine. bully
  40. vetlan19
    vetlan19 2 June 2016 09: 18
    +1
    Quote: Pereira
    There is no new engine. This is the same RD-180, only with bored cylinders.


    Thank you hi laughed heartily! laughing
  41. Eugen
    Eugen 2 June 2016 13: 44
    -1
    Money is certainly good ... Only here is a specific product. In the light of what is happening on the world stage, I recall the story of the last echelon with wheat in June 1941. We must keep our ears open with our "partners".
  42. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 June 2016 14: 16
    0
    So what technologies are we lagging behind, who is crying out of our liberals there. Steal less and pay people, and shut everyone up for the belt.