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Pioner



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Pioner
Credit: © Mark Wade
Russian intermediate range ballistic missile. Mobile solid propellant intermediate range multiple warhead ballistic missile. Seen as an enormous threat to NATO. 405 launchers deployed by 1987 when the missile was banned by the INF Treaty.

Success Rate: 100.00%. Launch data is: incomplete. Maximum range: 5,000 km (3,100 mi). Number Alternate Warheads: 1. Total Number Built: 765.

Status: Retired 1991.
Gross mass: 37,000 kg (81,000 lb).
Height: 16.50 m (54.10 ft).
Diameter: 1.79 m (5.87 ft).
Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).
First Launch: 1974.09.21.
Last Launch: 1985.06.18.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Pioner Mobile solid propellant intermediate range multiple warhead ballistic missile. Seen as an enormous threat to NATO. 405 launchers deployed by 1987 when the missile was banned by the INF Treaty. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nadiradze Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nadiradze, Russia. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Pervov, Mikhail, Raketnoye Oruzhiye RVSN, Violanta, Moscow, 1999..
  • Karpenko, A V, Utkin, A F and Popov,A D, Otechestvenniye strategischeskiye raketnoye kompleks, Sankt-Peterburg: Nevskii bastion; Gangut 1999..

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...
  • 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

Pioner Chronology


1974 September 21 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1975 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1975 July 1 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1976 January 9 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1982 June 18 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1985 May 22 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1985 June 18 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Pioner. Launch Vehicle: Pioner.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

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