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Vertikal-4


Russian orbital launch vehicle. Soviet sounding rocket, based on the R-14 IRBM.

AKA: Vertikal' K65UP; K65UP; Vertikal.
Status: Retired 1983.
Gross mass: 90,000 kg (198,000 lb).
Height: 27.60 m (90.50 ft).
Diameter: 2.40 m (7.80 ft).
Thrust: 1,485.00 kN (333,841 lbf).
Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).
First Launch: 1973.01.01.
Last Launch: 1983.01.01.
Number: 25 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Kosmos 3 In 1961 Isayev and Reshetnev developed the Voskhod space launch system on the basis of the R-14 IRBM. The initial version of the two stage rocket was designated Kosmos-1. The first 'Voskhod' launch complex was at Baikonur, a modification of one of the pads at the R-16 ICBM launch complex 41. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Polyot Russian manufacturer of rockets. AKO Polyot, Omsk, Omsk, Russia. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Kapustin Yar Russia's first missile test range and used for satellite launches of smaller Kosmos vehicles. V-2's launched from here in 1946 were the first ballistic missiles fired on Soviet territory. It was greatly expanded as the test site for innumerable Soviet intermediate and short range missile projects in the 1950's.. Kapustin Year was also headquarters of the first operational R-1/R-2 units, 1950-1953, and later a base for 12 operational R-14 missile launchers. Kapustin Yar was known to have been used for over 3519 major launches from 1946 to 2007. More...

Associated Stages
  • Kosmos-1 Nitric acid/UDMH propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 87,200/5,300 kg. Thrust 1,740.02 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 292 seconds. Launch count 411 orbital and ca. 300 suborbital to end 1994. Failures based on proration of failures to orbit. More...

Vertikal-4 Chronology


1973 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1974 January 1 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere/Solar mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1974 April 1 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1975 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1975 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1976 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere/Solar mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1976 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere/Solar mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1976 October 14 - . 11:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Vertikal-4 - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,150 km (710 mi).

1977 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1977 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1977 October 25 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Vertikal'-6 - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1978 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1978 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1978 November 3 - . 12:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Vertikal'-7 - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1979 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1979 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1980 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1980 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1980 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1981 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Ionosphere mission? - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1981 September 18 - . 17:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Gruziya-60-Spurt Active plasma mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,514 km (940 mi).

1981 December 21 - . 18:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • Vertikal-10 - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1982 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1982 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1983 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: Kosmos 3. Launch Vehicle: Vertikal-4.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

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