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Credit: © Mark Wade
ICBM-Derived LVs
The range of launch vehicles derived from decommissioned ballistic missiles offered for sale by Russia after the cold war.
Credit: © Mark Wade
Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Proposed orbital launch vehicle based on R-29RM SLBM with new third and additional fourth stages. Stationary launch. Liftoff mass 46 tonnes.

LEO Payload: 410 kg (900 lb) to a 200 km orbit. Payload: 220 kg (480 lb) to a 700 km orbit.

AKA: RSM-54; SS-N-23.
Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 46,000 kg (101,000 lb).
Payload: 410 kg (900 lb).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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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...

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