Antonov AN-225 Mriya & RKK Energiya Buran Antonov Design Bureau "1989s" Colors. With "Buran" CCCP 82060
   
  Antonov AN-225 Mriya & RKK Energiya Buran Antonov Design Bureau "1989s" Colors. With "Buran" CCCP 82060  
  Antonov AN-225 Mriya & RKK Energiya Buran Antonov Design Bureau "1989s" Colors. With "Buran" CCCP 82060  
Antonov AN-225 Mriya & RKK Energiya Buran Antonov Design Bureau "1989s" Colors. With "Buran" CCCP 82060
     
     
  General characteristics
  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 905 m2 (9,740 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.6
  • Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 300,000 kg
  • Cargo hold volume 1,300m3, length 43.35m, width 6.4m, height 4.4m
  • Powerplant: 6 ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)
  • Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi) with maximum fuel; range with maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,089 ft)
  • Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m2 (135.8 lb/sq ft)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.234
 
 
  Shuttle - Buran Comparison
 
  Shuttle Buran
Mass Breakdown (kg):    
Total Structure / Landing Systems 46,600 42,000
Functional Systems and Propulsion 37,200 33,000
SSME 14,200  
Maximum Payload 25,000 30,000
     
Total 123,000 105,000
 
Dimensions (m):    
Length 37.25 36.37
Wingspan 23.80 23.92
Height on Gear 17.25 16.35
Payload bay length 18.29 18.55
Payload bay diameter 4.57 4.65
Wing glove sweep 81 deg 78 deg
Wing sweep 45 deg 45 deg
 
Propulsion    
Total orbital manoeuvring engine thrust 5,440 kgf 17,600 kgf
Orbital Manoeuvring Engine Specific Impulse 313 sec 362 sec
Total Manoeuvring Impulse 5 kgf-sec 5 kgf-sec
Total Reaction Control System Thrust 15,078 kgf 14,866 kgf
Average RCS Specific Impulse 289 sec 275-295 sec
Normal Maximum Propellant Load 14,100 kg 14,500 kg
Schedule:    
Go-ahead Jul 26 1972 Feb 12 1976
Years after go-ahead:    
Delivery to launch complex 6.6 9.3
Flight Readiness Firing 8.5 10.3
First launch vehicle flight 8.7 11.2
First orbiter flight 8.7 12.7

 

 

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