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Family: Missile. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Topol. Department of Defence Designation: SS-25 Mod.1. Article Number: 15Zh58. Manufacturer's Designation: RT-2PM.

Launch vehicle based on decommissioned SS-25 ICBM's (differs from ICBM/basic Start-1 in having second stage used twice, in tandem, for increased payload). Launched from mobile transporter. Liftoff mass 60 tonnes.


Launches: 1. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 0.00% pct. First Launch Date: 28 March 1995. Last Launch Date: 28 March 1995. LEO Payload: 645 kg. to: 300 km Orbit. at: 30.0 degrees. Payload: 570 kg. to a: 400 km orbit trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 90,494 kgf. Total Mass: 60,000 kg. Core Diameter: 1.6 m. Total Length: 28.9 m. Launch Price $: 10.50 million. in 1999 price dollars.

Start Chronology

1995 Mar 28 - - 09:00 GMT. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC158. FAILURE: Fell in Sea of Okhotsk.



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ICBM-Derived LVsICBM-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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