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A-1 (R-1)
Part of V-2 Family
Soviet designation for a sounding rocket version of the R-1 (Russian-built V-2) used for ionospheric research.

Status: Retired 1964. First Launch: 1954-05-26. Last Launch: 1964-09-13. Number: 13 . Gross mass: 13,400 kg (29,500 lb). Height: 14.10 m (46.20 ft). Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft). Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

Family: short range ballistic. Country: Russia. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kheysa, Kapustin Yar V-2. Stages: R-1 stage. Agency: Korolev bureau.



1954 May 26 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1956 December 20 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1957 November 9 - . 16:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1958 February 21 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere-solar mission Ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 206 km (128 mi).

1958 February 26 - . 02:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 August 14 - . 00:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1958 October 4 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere-solar mission Ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1958 October 10 - . 13:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere-solar mission Ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1958 December 23 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1958 December 25 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1959 January 10 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1963 January 27 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Test mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 September 13 - . 02:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-1 (R-1).
  • Test mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).


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