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Fig. 4. Conceptual Type-G Systems Study.

All details are postulated on standard design practices as shown in various declassified US Saturn-VIII/Nova design studies. This interpretation is not the only possible tankage configuration if the upper stage diameters were increased to the mximum possible indicated size. A long and larger upper first stage diameter would allow for a maximum launch thrust of 6,000 tinnes, provided the upper stage diameters were also increased. The Proton D-1 with its heavy Soyuz payload would be the booster which would ferry cosmonauts into orbit to await the launching of a G-1-e booster with its complex Luna payload. Type G's third stage would perform both Earth orbit insertion and trans-lunar injection manoeuvers. The payload for the G-1-e, on the top of a mission module, sonsists of a Luna module and a Luna braking module. It is to this complex (still attached to the final G-1-e third stage) configuration, that the manned heavy Soyuz would be docked.


    1. Conceptual Core Space Station Module.
    2. Turning Tower Service Level (Typical).
    3. Stationary Service Cable Tower Service Level (Typical).
    4. Launch Pad Platform.
    5. Tunnels.
    6. Propellant Lines (Typical).
    7. Pressuriztion Gas Storage Spheres (Typical).
    8. Common Bulkhead.
    9. Second Stage - Second Plane Interstage.
    10. Translation Solid Motors.
    11. Retro Solid Motor (Typical).
    12. Fuel Level Sensors (Typical).
    13. Engines Typical Main High Pressure Preburner Engines and Thrust Chambers Mounted on Gimbals.
    14. Thrust Structure Engine Boat Tail.
    16. Interstage Area (Typical).
    17. Interstage Area (Typical).
    18. Stosh and Anti-Vortex Baffels.
    19. Three Rings of 21 Main High Pressure Preburner Thrust Chambers. A maximum of no more than 24 thrust chambers can be fitted into the Type-G engine boat tail, but 20 or more correctly 21 thrust chambers fit better.

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