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Payload 390 kg. Range 1500 km. Maximum altitude 398 km. Time of flight 11.8 minutes. Max velocity at burnout 3530 m/s. Accuracy 6 km in range, 5 km laterally. Source: wall chart, Russian Space Agency HQ, Moscow.
Launches: 1. Failures: 0. Success Rate: 100.00% pct. First Launch Date: 21 March 1963. Last Launch Date: 21 March 1963. Liftoff Thrust: 57,000 kgf. Total Mass: 34,610 kg. Core Diameter: 1.6 m. Total Length: 22.0 m.
Council of Soviet Ministers (SM) Decree 'On approval of work on themes T1 and T2, on approval of work on the R-5, R-11, and EKR missiles, and on transferring draft project work for the R-12 from NII-88 to SKB-586' was issued. The decree set forth three phases of state trials tests for the R-5 missile.
Decree 'On the Creation and preparation of the R-12 (8K63) missile--start of work an the R-12' was issued.
Ministry of Armaments Decree 'On transfer of two R-12 missiles to China (on August 6)' was issued.
State Committee for Defence Technology (GKOT) Decree 'On creation of shaft units (silos) for the R-12, R-14, R-16, and R-9 missiles' was issued.
First flight of Raketoplan Chelomei, launched at 16:40 Moscow Time. The reentry vehicle is destroyed during reentry. Maximum Altitude - 400 km. Maximum Speed - 14,400 kph. Distance of free flight - 1900 km.
Decree 'On adoption into armaments of the R-12U, R-14U, and R-16U shaft versions' was issued.
Decree 'On adoption of the R-12U and R-14U shaft versions into armaments' was issued.
|MR-12 rocket - MR-12 sounding rocket and R-12 IRBM at Kaluga|
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