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R-36M1 model
R-36M1 model -

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Family: Tsyklon. Country: Ukraine. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: RS-20, Ikar. Department of Defence Designation: SS-18 Mod.3. ASCC Reporting Name: Satan. Article Number: 15A18. Manufacturer's Designation: R-36MU.

Launch vehicle based on decommissioned 15A18 ICBMs. By the end of 1999, the R-36M2 ICBM had launched 168 times, with four anomalies related to the payloads, and no booster failures.


Specifications

Launches: 2. Failures: 0. Success Rate: 100.00% pct. First Launch Date: 21 April 1999. Last Launch Date: 26 September 2000. LEO Payload: 4,500 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 46.2 degrees. Payload: 3,200 kg. to a: Space station orbit, 407 km, 50.5 deg inclination trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 461,000 kgf. Total Mass: 268,300 kg. Core Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Length: 34.3 m. Launch Price $: 20.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


Dnepr Chronology


1999 Apr 21 - - 04:59 GMT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC109.
2000 Sep 26 - - 10:05 GMT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC109.

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