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Family: N. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Department of Defence Designation: SS-8. ASCC Reporting Name: Sasin. Article Number: 8K75. Manufacturer's Designation: R-9.

ICBM developed by Korolev OKB using liquid oxygen/kerosene propellants. Military favored storable propellants as advocated by Glushko and implemented by Yangel and Chelomei. Payload 3,500 kg. Range 13,000 km. Accuracy (90%) 8 km in range and 5 km in dispersion with radio guidance; 20 km / 10 km with inertial guidance. Empty mass estimated.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 140,570 kgf. Total Mass: 77,500 kg. Core Diameter: 2.7 m. Total Length: 26.0 m.


R-9 Chronology


1959 May 13 -
1960 Jun 14 -
1961 Apr 9 - Launch Site: Baikonur .
1962 Oct 27 - Launch Site: Baikonur . FAILURE: Failure.
1965 Jul 21 -

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