U. S., Soviet Firms to Develop, Market Commercial Booster Based on Ss-20
WASHINGTON Space Commerce Corp. of the U. S. and Technopribor of the Soviet Union have agreed to jointly develop and market a new commercial mobile launch vehicle derived from Soviet SS-20 medium-range nuclear missile technology. The three-stage, solid fuel launcher, to be named Start, will be capable of carrying a 300-lb. payload into an orbit of up to 500 km. (310 mi.).
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