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Schematic of the 17K-AM launcher.

17K-AM was the name of a two-stage russian orbital launch vehicle projected in 1993, proposed by the Russian Air Force and to be constructed by Chelomey. It didn't pass the phase of study. The vehicle was to be composed by a horizontal launch stage with a spaceship mounted on it that would reach orbit.[1]


  1. ^ Wade, Mark (2008). "17K-AM". Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2010.