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M-100 (A-1)


Russian sounding rocket.

Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 8.30 m (27.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).
First Launch: 1958.09.22.
Last Launch: 1958.12.27.
Number: 10 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • M-100 Two-stage, solid propellant, fin stabilized, unguided Russian sounding rocket, fired in greater numbers than any other. At least 6,640 of all models were fired to the edge of space before the vehicle was discontinued in 1990. 4,908 of the basic M-100 model were fired from 1957-07-11 to 1983-09-28. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • GMS Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Hydrometeorological Service, Russia. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Kapustin Yar Russia's first missile test range and used for satellite launches of smaller Kosmos vehicles. V-2's launched from here in 1946 were the first ballistic missiles fired on Soviet territory. It was greatly expanded as the test site for innumerable Soviet intermediate and short range missile projects in the 1950's.. Kapustin Year was also headquarters of the first operational R-1/R-2 units, 1950-1953, and later a base for 12 operational R-14 missile launchers. Kapustin Yar was known to have been used for over 3519 major launches from 1946 to 2007. More...
  • Kheysa Soviet arctic sounding rocket launch site, known to have been used for 1950 launches from 1957 to 1990, reaching up to 200 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Kapustin Yar V-2 V-2, RT-15, R-5, R-2, R-17, R-11, R-1, Pioner, MR-12, M-100, Kosmos 3, Kosmos 2, RT-1, R-13, MMR-06, MERA launch complex. V-2 Launch Area More...

Associated Stages

M-100 (A-1) Chronology


1958 September 22 - . 03:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 September 27 - . 03:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 1 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 24 km (14 mi).

1958 October 3 - . 03:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 6 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy/SB mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 8 - . 03:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 16 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 17 - . 04:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 October 23 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1958 December 27 - . 09:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100 (A-1).
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

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