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RSA-1 - Conjectural drawing of RSA-1

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Family: RSA. Country: South Africa. Status: Development.

It is conjectured that this designation was assigned to an intermediate range single-stage ballistic missile consisting of the first stage of the RSA-3. Purported mission was to strike Cuban military concentrations from mobile launchers on South African territory. The rocket motor closely followed the design of the Israeli Jericho-2 first stage.


Payload: 1,500 kg. to a: 1100 km range trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 42,080 kgf. Total Mass: 12,000 kg. Core Diameter: 1.3 m. Total Length: 8.0 m.

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