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R-7 aft end
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Family: R-7. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Library of Congress Designation: A. Department of Defence Designation: SL-2. Article Number: 8A91.

Modified R-7 ICBM used to launch Sputnik 3.


Launches: 2. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 50.00% pct. First Launch Date: 27 April 1958. Last Launch Date: 15 May 1958. LEO Payload: 1,327 kg. to: 217 km Orbit. at: 65.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 385,950 kgf. Total Mass: 269,300 kg. Core Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Length: 31.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 33.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.

Sputnik 8A91 Chronology

1958 Apr 27 - LV Configuration: Sputnik 8A91 s/n B1-2. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. FAILURE: Launch vehicle disintegrated 88 seconds after liftoff.
1958 May 15 - - 08:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Sputnik 8A91 s/n B1-1. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1.


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