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Bulava


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Bulava Chronology


2007 June 28 - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 65.5 N x 38.0 E. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • Bulava SLBM test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: The warhead impacted on target in the Kamchatka Peninsula. This was the first successful launch after two consecutive failures..

2007 November 10 - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 65.5 N x 38.0 E. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava. FAILURE: Failure.
  • R&D - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2008 September 18 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava. LV Configuration: Bulava R-30 08.
  • Kura - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2008 November 28 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
2008 December 23 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV-1 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2009 July 15 - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava. LV Configuration: Bulava R-30 11 3M30.
  • St 1 fail (Kura) - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2009 December 9 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • Bulava test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Summary: Failed Bulava launch. Third stage went into a wild spiral maneuver, creating a tremendous celestial spectacle visible all over Scandinavia..

2010 October 7 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 3 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: R&D test..

2010 October 29 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 3 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: R&D test..

2011 June 28 - . 11:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-535. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 6 - . Nation: Russia. Summary: Operational test; from the White Sea to the Kura test range in Kamchatka. This was the first launch from the new 955-class submarine K-535 Yuri Dolgorukiy..

2011 August 27 - . 03:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-535. LV Family: Bulava. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 6 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Test mission. Launched from the White Sea to an impact point in the Pacific Ocean..

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