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Credit: © Mark Wade
ICBM-Derived LVs
The range of launch vehicles derived from decommissioned ballistic missiles offered for sale by Russia after the cold war.
Credit: © Mark Wade
Russian intercontinental ballistic orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM with a special shroud. Liftoff mass 40 tonnes. Stationary launch platform.

LEO Payload: 350 kg (770 lb) to a 200 km orbit. Payload: 70 kg (154 lb) to a 700 km orbit. Launch Price $: 0.500 million in 1999 dollars.

AKA: RSM-54; SS-N-23.
Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 40,000 kg (88,000 lb).
Payload: 350 kg (770 lb).
Height: 18.40 m (60.30 ft).
Thrust: 809.00 kN (181,870 lbf).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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  • 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...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...

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