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R-5V
Part of R-5 Family
R-5
R-5
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Russian intermediate range ballistic missile. Vertical launch version of the R-5 missile for geophysical experiments under the Vertikal international program, equipped with a spherical re-entry capsule and a parachute recovery system. A wide range of international astrophysics and geophysics instruments were carried.

AKA: V-5V; Vertikal. Status: Retired 1983. First Launch: 1959-06-21. Last Launch: 1983-10-20. Number: 15 . Thrust: 430.00 kN (96,660 lbf). Gross mass: 24,400 kg (53,700 lb). Height: 21.20 m (69.50 ft). Diameter: 1.66 m (5.44 ft). Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

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



1959 June 21 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1965 September 20 - . 03:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Test / ionosphere / solar x-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 480 km (290 mi).

1970 April 27 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • RAO Solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1970 May 16 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • RAO Solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1970 October 3 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • RAO K-2 Solar x-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1970 November 28 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-1 Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 468 km (290 mi).

1971 August 20 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-2 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1971 September 24 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1971 October 9 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1975 July 15 - . 03:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 503 km (312 mi).

1975 September 2 - . 05:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-3 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 502 km (311 mi).

1977 August 30 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-5 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1979 September 26 - . 03:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-8 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 505 km (313 mi).

1981 August 28 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-9 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1983 October 20 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: R-5. Launch Vehicle: R-5V.
  • Vertikal-11 Solar Ultraviolet/Solar X-ray mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).


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