Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (range 7800 km). First flight 1969. Development completed 1973. The variants of this missile were given three different DoD designations over the years (SS-N-8, SS-N-18, and SS-N-23).
Failures: 3. Success Rate: 96.81%. First Fail Date: 1999-10-01. Last Fail Date: 2005-06-21. Launch data is: continuing. Standard warhead: 680 kg (1,490 lb). Maximum range: 7,700 km (4,700 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 1,000 KT. CEP: 1.56 km (0.96 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1973.
AKA: RSM-40; R-29; SS-N-8 Mod 1; 4K75; Vysota; Sawfly; D-8.
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Gross mass: 32,800 kg (72,300 lb).
Payload: 680 kg (1,490 lb).
Height: 13.20 m (43.30 ft).
Diameter: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
First Launch: 1969.03.01.
Last Launch: 2007.12.25.
Number: 94 .
Parus Russian navigation satellite. Operational, first launch 1974.12.26. Military satellite which provided navigation information and store-dump radio communications to Soviet naval forces and ballistic missile submarines. More...
Tubsat German communications technology satellite. 7 launches, 1991.07.17 (Tubsat-A) to 2007.01.10 (Maroc-Tubsat). Germany's Technical University of Berlin (TUB) built a successful series of 40 kg 'Tubsat' experimental technology satellites. More...
Kompas Russian earth seismology satellite. 2 launches, 2001.12.10 (Kompas) and 2006.05.26 (Kompas). More...
R-29 First intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (range 7800 km). First flight 1969. Development completed 1973. The variants of this missile were given three different DoD designations over the years (SS-N-8, SS-N-18, and SS-N-23). More...
missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...
McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
Placard, TsNIIMASH Museum,
McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. Web Address when accessed: here.
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