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R-7 aft end
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Family: R-7. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Semyorka. Library of Congress Designation: A. Department of Defence Designation: SL-1. Article Number: 8K71PS. Manufacturer's Designation: R-7.

Relatively unmodified R-7 ICBM test vehicles used to launch first two Sputniks.


Launches: 26. Failures: 6. Success Rate: 76.92% pct. First Launch Date: 15 May 1957. Last Launch Date: 27 February 1961. LEO Payload: 500 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 65.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 396,300 kgf. Total Mass: 267,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Length: 30.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 33.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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