Russian intermediate range ballistic suborbital launch vehicle. The R-2A was designed for scientific research at altitudes of up to 200 km, including properties of the atmosphere from 150-200 km; ultraviolet observations of the sun; recovery of animals from flights to 200 km altitude; and study of the ionosphere at altitudes of 150-200 km.
Status: Retired 1962. First Launch: 1957-04-12. Last Launch: 1962-05-21. Number: 35 . Thrust: 363.00 kN (81,605 lbf). Gross mass: 20,300 kg (44,700 lb). Height: 17.00 m (55.00 ft). Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft). Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).