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Launch Vehicle Incl. Status Cost Range Lead Time Payload Dimensions (m) Payload Weight (kg) to:
Family Model (deg) O/D Year (FY'94 $M) (mo.) Dia 1 Len 1 Dia 2 Len 2 LEO GTO C3=0 C3=10 C3=50 C3=100
Brazil
China
Long March 2C 28.5 O 1975 24-24 24 1.80 2.50 3.07 5.00 3,500 1,000 - - - -
2E 28.5 O 1990 47-47 24 3.80 6.50 3.80 6.50 9,200 3,370 - - - -
3A 28.5 O 1993 - 24 3.00 5.25 3.00 5.25 7,000 2,300 - - - -
3B 28.5 D 1994 - 24 3.80 6.50 3.80 6.50 13,600 4,850 - - - -
3 28.5 O 1984 39-39 24 2.32 4.05 2.70 5.33 5,000 1,330 - - - -
4B 97.8 - - - 24 2.50 2.91 2.90 6.51 1,440 - - - - -
Europe
Ariane 40 5.2 O 1990 71-82 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 4,900 2,070 - - - -
42P 5.2 O 1990 73-85 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 6,100 2,920 - - - -
44P 5.2 - - 77-88 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 6,900 3,380 - - - -
42L 5.2 - - 100-112 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 7,400 3,450 - - - -
44LP 5.2 O 1988 106-118 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 8,300 4,170 - - - -
44L 5.2 O 1989 130-141 29 3.65 6.22 3.65 7.12 9,600 4,700 2,940 2,341 940 301
5 28.5 O 1996 118-130 36 4.57 5.25 4.57 11.75 18,000 6,800 - - - -
India
PSLV
ASLV
GSLV
Israel
Japan
H II 30.4 O 1994 157-157 24 3.70 10.00 4.60 9.85 10,500 4,000 2,466 1,950 281 -
II SPKS 30.4 O 1994 157-157 24 3.70 10.00 4.60 9.85 10,500 - 2,793 2,338 1,148 472
IIA 30.4 D 2001 - - - - - - 10,000 4,000 - - - -
IIA LRB 30.4 D 2001 - - - - - - 14,000 6,000 - - - -
J 1 30.4 O 1996 - - - - - - 1,000 - - - - -
M 3SII 31.2 O 1985 35-37 30 1.40 3.46 1.40 3.46 780 517 - - - -
V 31.2 D 1996 45-47 30 2.20 6.11 2.20 6.11 1,950 1,215 - - - -
Russia
Energia EUS 51.6 O 1987 120-120 - 5.50 37.00 5.50 37.00 88,000 - 35,680 31,091 17,446 8,006
EUS/RCS 51.6 O 1987 120-120 - 5.50 37.00 5.50 37.00 88,000 - - - - 9,735
Proton D-1-e 51.6 O 1970 59-82 18 3.30 5.10 3.68 7.45 20,000 5,500 5,866 4,845 1,917 -
D-1-e Star 27 51.6 O 1970 59-82 18 3.30 3.86 3.68 6.21 20,000 - 5,912 4,884 2,154 624
D-1-e Star 48B 51.6 O 1970 59-82 18 3.30 3.27 3.68 5.62 20,000 - 5956 4990 2492 1085
M-5 (Fregat) 51.6 D 1995 59-82 18 3.68 7.50 3.68 7.50 - - 4,838 4,279 2,484 1,061
K 51.6 O 1996 - - - - - - 20,900 4,800 - - - -
M 51.6 O 1996 - - - - - - 22,500 5,500 - - - -
Soyuz   51.6 O 1963 18-18 12 2.85 9.00 2.85 9.00 7,000 - - - - -
Tsyklon   51.6 O 1977 12-12 12 2.30 5.90 2.30 5.90 4,000 - - - - -
Zenit 2 51.6 O 1970 77-82 36 3.30 9.70 3.30 13.65 13,740 - - - - -
3 51.6 O 1970 77-82 36 3.25 9.72 3.20 12.22 - 4,300 2,911 2,238 398 -
United States
Atlas I 28.5 O 1990 77-88 33 3.30 7.75 4.19 9.74 5,820 2,375 1,532 1,185 169 -
II 28.5 O 1992 84-88 36 3.30 7.75 4.19 9.74 6,580 2,610 1,999 1,598 434 -
II-Star 48B 28.5 O 1992 100-104 36 3.30 3.89 4.19 5.88 4,439 - 1,943 1,650 857 378
IIA 28.5 O 1993 90-104 36 3.30 7.75 4.19 9.74 7,280 2,745 2,176 1,752 547 -
IIA-Star 48B 28.5 O 1993 106-120 36 3.30 3.89 4.19 5.88 5,139 - 2,157 1,830 945 427
IIAS 28.5 O 1993 110-142 36 3.30 7.75 4.19 9.74 8,640 3,379 2,698 2,215 845 -
IIAS-Star 48B 28.5 O 1993 126-158 36 3.30 3.89 4.19 5.88 6,499 - 2,625 2,220 1,156 602
IIIA 28.5 D 1999 - - - - - - - 3,400 - - - -
IIIB 28.5 D - - - - - - - - 4,500 - - - -
V (30x, 40x) 28.5 D 2001               5,100        
V (5xx) 28.5 D                 8,200        
Conestoga 1229 38 - - 13-14 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 363 - - - - -
1379 38 - - 15-16 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 771 - - - - -
1620 38 O 1995 18-19 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 1,179 - - - - -
1669 38 - - 15-16 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 1,361 - - - - -
1679 38 - - 21-22 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 1,497 - - - - -
3632 38 - - 21-22 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 2,141 - - - - -
5672 38 - - 27-28 18 1.63 1.94 1.63 4.23 - - 506 389 136 37
Delta II-7325 28.7 - - 55-60 30 2.54 4.67 2.79 4.08 2,760 - 754 614 270 97
II-7920 28.7 O 1991 49-60 30 2.54 6.38 2.79 5.78 5,045 1,270 692 379 - -
II-7925 28.7 O 1990 55-60 30 2.54 4.67 2.79 4.08 - - 1,277 1,041 461 167
III 28.7 D - - - - - - - - 8,345 3,800 - - -
IV (EELV) 28.7 D - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pegasus Pegasus 28.0 O 1990 8-14 18 1.27 1.90 1.27 2.14 455 125 - - - -
XL-C Star 24C 23.0 - - 14-14 20 1.27 1.39 1.27 1.53 544 - 98 77 30 -
XL-C Star 27 23.0 - - 14-14 20 1.27 1.14 1.27 1.38 544 - 112 90 36 -
Taurus Taurus 28.5 O 1994 21-26 18 1.37 2.54 1.37 2.54 1,420 514 329 263 107 35
XL Star 37XFP 28.5 D - 23-26 18 1.37 2.54 1.37 2.54 1,565 595 372 296 120 39
XL/S Star 37FM 28.5 D - 23-26 18 1.37 2.36 1.37 2.36 1,980 736 474 378 153 50
Titan IIG/Star 37 28.7 O 1988 33-38 36 2.84 5.13 2.84 6.66 2,655 - 248 192 - -
IIG/Star 48B 28.7 O 1988 33-38 36 2.84 5.13 2.84 6.66 2,655 - 610 492 67 -
IIS-SSPS 99.0 O 1988 44-55 36 2.84 2.41 2.84 3.94 2,445 - - - - -
IIS-PAM D2 99.0 O 1988 44-55 36 2.84 5.58 2.84 7.11 2,885 - - - - -
IIS-4SRM-SSPS 99.0 O 1988 44-55 36 2.84 2.41 2.84 3.94 3,342 - - - - -
IIS-4SRM-PAM D2 99.0 O 1988 44-55 36 2.84 5.58 2.84 7.11 3,665 - - - - -
IIS-10GEM 28.7 O 1988 44-55 36 2.84 5.13 2.84 6.66 5,470 - 1537 1116 - -
III/TOS 28.6 O 1989 165-245 33 3.65 10.58 3.65 10.58 14,515 11,000 3,610 2,693 730 -
IV/Centaur 28.6 O 1994 435-475 33 4.57 15.70 4.57 15.70 18,144 - 7,477 6,330 3,025 775
IV/SRM/Centaur 28.6 - - 435-475 33 4.57 15.70 4.57 15.70 18,144 - 9,323 7,867 3,989 1,707
IV/SRM/IUS 28.6 - - 330-435 33 4.57 10.50 4.57 10.50 23,350 2,360 3,988 3,193 986 -

Original prepared by SAIC: March 1994

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