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R-29



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Volna
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.
Status: Active.
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 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • 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...

See also
  • 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...

Bibliography
  • 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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