Two and a half stage, expendable designed to provide launch service to GEO-synchronous transfer orbit.
Incorporating two strap-on CHEETAH-1 liquid boosters with a central CHEETAH-2 liquid core booster the CHEETAH-5 is designed to capitalize on the development, manufacturing and operational experience afforded by the CHEETAH-1 and 2 programs for dedicated service to Geosynchronous orbit.
Geosynchronous Orbit – 2000 kg (4410 lbm)
Three MAS-860K regeneratively cooled, gas generator cycle engines as per CHEETAH-1 & 2. The second stage incorporates two MAS-58K regeneratively cooled, gas generator cycle engines as per CHEETAH-1 & 2 or one MAS-120K engine.
As per CHEETAH-2 configuration.
Usable Diameter 2.6 m
Usable Cylindrical Length 3.4 m
Usable Conical Length 1.8 m
Maximum Axial Acceleration 4.5 g
Maximum Lateral Acceleration 2.0 g
(Cylindrical length can be increased to accommodate dual manifest payloads.)