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Sineva


Russian liquid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile. First aunch 2004.02.18; entered service 2007. Competitor was the solid-propellant Bulava.

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 2004-02-18. Last Fail Date: 2004-02-18. Maximum range: 8,300 km (5,100 mi).

AKA: R-29MU2.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 40,300 kg (88,800 lb).
Height: 14.80 m (48.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.90 m (6.20 ft).
Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).
First Launch: 2004.02.18.
Last Launch: 2011.09.29.
Number: 22 .

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Associated Countries
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
  • Arctic Ocean Sounding rocket launches made from naval vessels in the Arctic accounted for 9 launches from 1952 to 2006, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Barents Sea Launch Area Submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area known to have been used for 119 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1270 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • R-29-1 N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 20,000 kg. Thrust 682.00 kN. More...
  • Shtil'-2 N2O4/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 10,000 kg. More...

Sineva Chronology


2004 February 18 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-18. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Sineva operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Summary: Failure - destroyed 98 seconds after launch. Launched during a nationwide military exercise..

2004 March 17 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-407. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2004 March 17 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-407. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • Operational test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2005 August 17 - . 07:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • RSM-54 test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2005 October 7 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-496. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • RSM-54 Test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2006 June 30 - . 06:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • R-29RM test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2006 September 9 - . 11:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Arctic Ocean. Launch Pad: 90.0 N x 0.0 E. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • R-29RM test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Submarine K-84 Ekaterinburg launched the missile while surfaced in the ice pack from a polar location toward the Chizha impact zone on the Kanin Peninsula. The three warheads were reported to have successfuly reached their targets. This was the first Russian launch from the icepack since 29 August 1995.

2007 December 17 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2007 December 25 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2008 October 11 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • (Pacific) - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2009 July 13 - . Launch Site: North Pole. Launch Platform: K-177. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • Sineva Test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Test.

2009 July 13 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: North Pole. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Sineva VMF RF.
  • Kura - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2009 July 14 - . Launch Site: North Pole. Launch Platform: K-177. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • Sineva Test - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Test.

2009 November 1 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-117. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • Sineva - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Summary: Operational test.

2010 March 4 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • Sineva 4 RV's - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test launch.

2010 August 6 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: Tula. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x4 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test..

2010 August 6 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: Tula. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x4 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test..

2010 October 28 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-117. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x 4 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test..

2011 April 27 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • 4 x RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Operational test.

2011 May 20 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • 4 x RV - . Nation: Russia. Summary: Operational test..

2011 July 27 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-84. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x ? - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: Test mission. Launched from the Barents Sea to the Kura test range..

2011 September 29 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. Launch Vehicle: Sineva. LV Configuration: Layner.
  • 10 RVs - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Summary: R&D mission. Second test flight of the R-29MU2.1 Layner missile from submarine K-114 Tula. The R-29MU2.1 is a version of the R-29MU2 Sineva missile but carrying up to 10 reentry vehicles..

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