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Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. SLBM on Delta 4 subs. First flight June 1983. Developed 1973-1986.

Standard warhead: 1,810 kg (3,990 lb). Maximum range: 8,310 km (5,160 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 10. Warhead yield: 100 KT. CEP: 0.90 km (0.55 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1988. Total Number Built: 64.

AKA: RSM-54; R-29RM; SS-N-23; 4K75RM; Shtil; Skif; D-9RM Shtil; 3M37.
Location: Reutov, Russian Federation.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 40,300 kg (88,800 lb).
Payload: 1,810 kg (3,990 lb).
Height: 14.80 m (48.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Span: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
First Launch: 2003.10.15.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • RD-0245 Kosberg N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 211 kN. R-29RM / RSM-54 (SS-N-23) stage 1 vernier. Out of Production. Four-chamber steering engine in system RD-0243 driven by turbine exhaust gas. Isp=300s. First flight 1985. More...
  • RD-0243 Kosberg N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 825.8 kN. R-29RM stage 1. Out of Production. Isp=300s. Consisted pf single-chamber main engine RD-0244 plus four-chamber steering engines RD-0245 driven by turbine exhaust gas. Engine submerged in propellant tank. More...
  • RD-0244 Kosberg N2O4/UDMH rocket engine. 682 kN. R-29RM / RSM-54 (SS-N-23) stage 1. Out of Production. Main engine in system RD-0243. Staged combustion cycle. Submerged in propellant tank. Isp=310s. First flight 1985. More...

See also
  • R-29 First intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (range 7800 km). First flight 1969. Development completed 1973. The variants of this missile were given three different DoD designations over the years (SS-N-8, SS-N-18, and SS-N-23). More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Sea-launched Sounding rocket launched from a naval vessel at an undocumented location. 2001 launches from 1956 to 2008, reaching up to 35,820 kilometers altitude, fall into this category. More...

R-29RM Chronology

2003 October 15 - . 10:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: BLA. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: R-29RM. LV Configuration: R-29RM.
  • RSM-54 test launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF.

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