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R-5B
Part of R-5 Family
Russian intermediate range ballistic missile.

Status: Retired 1965. First Launch: 1962-10-18. Last Launch: 1965-10-01. Number: 8 . Thrust: 430.00 kN (96,660 lbf). Gross mass: 24,400 kg (53,700 lb). Height: 20.70 m (67.90 ft). Diameter: 1.66 m (5.44 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).



Family: IRBM. Country: Russia. Engines: RD-103M. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar V-2. Agency: Korolev bureau.

1962 October 18 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 508 km (315 mi).

1962 October 22 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1963 June 6 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • VAO Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1963 June 18 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • VAO Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1963 July 6 - . 00:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1963 October 25 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • VAO Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1963 December 24 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • VAO Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1965 October 1 - . 03:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5B.
  • Ionosphere / solar x-rays mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 480 km (290 mi).


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