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Kapustin Yar silo


Kosmos 3 launch silo. Unknown location.

Longitude: 46.2000 deg.
Latitude: 48.6000 deg.
First Launch: 1962.02.11.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • R-14U Russian intermediate range ballistic missile. Universal version, for pad-launch or from silo complex 'Chusovaya'. More...

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 silo Chronology


1962 February 11 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar silo. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: R-14U.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 675 km (419 mi).

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