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Shtil'
Part of R-29 Family

ICBM-Derived LVs

ICBM-Derived LVs
The range of launch vehicles derived from decommissioned ballistic missiles offered for sale by Russia after the cold war.
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Russian intercontinental ballistic orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM.

AKA: Shtil. Status: Active. First Launch: 1983-06-01. Last Launch: 2014-05-08. Number: 23 . Thrust: 682.00 kN (153,319 lbf). Gross mass: 40,300 kg (88,800 lb). Height: 14.80 m (48.50 ft). Diameter: 1.90 m (6.20 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

Maximum range: 8,300 km (5,100 mi).



Family: ICBM, orbital launch vehicle, Sea-Launched, submarine-launched. Country: Russia. Launch Sites: Barents Sea Launch Area, Nenoksa, Okhotsk. Stages: R-29-1, Shtil'-2, Shtil'-1-3. Agency: Makeyev bureau.

1983 June 1 - . Launch Site: Nenoksa. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • State trials missile test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1996 July 15 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: DELTA4. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1996 October 3 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: PLBR. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1998 February 19 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: DELTA4. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1998 February 19 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: DELTA4. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2000 March 27 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-18. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • (Kura) - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Three launches in one day from two submarines..

2000 March 27 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-18. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2000 September 12 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-18. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2000 December 27 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-407. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 February 16 - . 10:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: PLBR. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 June 5 - . 11:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: PLBR. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 September 27 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: TK-20. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 September 27 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: TK-20. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 October 18 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: BELA. Launch Platform: PLBR. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Launched from a Russian submarine in the White Sea Launch Area off Arkhangelsk - Latitude: 65.5 N, Longitude:38 E..

2002 October 12 - . 09:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: TK-20. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2003 October 15 - . 10:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: BLA. Launch Platform: K-18. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • RSM-54 test launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF.

2004 June 29 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2004 September 8 - . 04:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2007 December 17 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2008 October 12 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • (Kura) - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2009 July 13 - . Launch Site: North Pole. Launch Platform: K-117. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Sineva Test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test.

2009 July 13 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: North Pole. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Kura - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2014 May 8 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: K-114. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Shtil' RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Military Exercise.


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