Aн-325

Lukas

Lukas

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Наткнулся на интересную страничку, в которой, в числе прочего, упоминается выход разработчиков HOTOL-а на АНТК. Антоновцы прорабатывали возможность подъема британского космического корабля на 8(!!!)-двигательном Ан-225:


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Antonov also investigated developing a more capable derivative of the An-225 called the An-325 with two additional engines that could carry a greater payload and possibly launch a larger version of HOTOL or a Russian vehicle. Unfortunately, Interim HOTOL fared little better than its predecessor and was cancelled in 1992 due to a lack of interest from either the European Space Agency (ESA) or the UK government.

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/spacecraft/q0202.shtml

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