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R-2A
Part of V-2 Family
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).

Family: IRBM, suborbital launch vehicle. Country: Russia. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar SP-2, Kapustin Yar V-2. Stages: R-2 stage. Agency: Korolev bureau.



1957 April 12 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 April 14 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 May 16 - . 02:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1957 May 16 - . 03:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • First operational R-2A launch; carried dogs. - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1957 May 24 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Second operational R-2A launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1957 June 7 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 June 10 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 June 22 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 June 23 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 June 28 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 June 29 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 July 4 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 July 5 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 August 13 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 August 25 - . 02:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 August 25 - . 03:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi).

1957 August 31 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1957 September 9 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1958 July 2 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1958 August 2 - . 05:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / biological mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1958 August 13 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / biological mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1958 August 27 - . 04:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / biological mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi).

1959 July 2 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy / biological mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi). Carried dogs Otvazhnaya and Snezhinka, rabbit Marfusha..

1959 July 10 - . 04:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Solar ultraviolet / biology mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1959 July 14 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 203 km (126 mi).

1959 July 21 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: MVS. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1960 June 15 - . 02:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 June 23 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 July 4 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 July 7 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 July 23 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 July 31 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
1960 September 16 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy / biological mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1960 September 22 - . 20:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.
  • Ionosphere / aeronomy / biology mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1962 May 21 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar SP-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2A.

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