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R-1V
Part of V-2 Family
Russian short range ballistic suborbital launch vehicle. The R-1V version was designed for scientific research at altitudes of up to 100 km, including study of cosmic rays; properties of the atmosphere; solar spectra; effects if zero-G and radiation on animals; and development of recovery of the entire missile using parachutes in order to reuse it for further experimental launches.

Status: Retired 1951. First Launch: 1951-07-22. Last Launch: 1951-08-19. Number: 2 . Thrust: 267.00 kN (60,023 lbf). Gross mass: 13,400 kg (29,500 lb). Height: 17.50 m (57.40 ft). Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft). Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).



Family: short range ballistic, suborbital launch vehicle. Country: Russia. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar V-2. Stages: R-1 stage. Agency: Korolev bureau.

1951 July 22 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-1V.
  • Test / biology mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). First Soviet rocket flight with animals (dogs Dezik and Zhegan). Maximum Altitude - 100 km. Payload, instruments, left and right animal containers all recovered. Smoke container failed..

1951 August 19 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-1V.
  • Test / biology mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Payload, instruments, left and right animal containers all recovered. Smoke container fu