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Sputnik 11A59
Part of R-7 Family
Russian orbital launch vehicle. Two stage version of Vostok 11A57. Used for flight test of prototype Chelomei ASAT after cancellation of UR-200 booster and before availability of Tsyklon.

AKA: 11A59;A;Polyot;SL-10. Status: Retired 1964. First Launch: 1963-11-01. Last Launch: 1964-04-12. Number: 2 . Payload: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb). Thrust: 3,999.93 kN (899,220 lbf). Gross mass: 277,000 kg (610,000 lb). Height: 30.00 m (98.00 ft). Diameter: 2.99 m (9.80 ft). Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

LEO Payload: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb) to a 300 km orbit at 59.00 degrees.



Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: Russia. Engines: RD-107-8D74K, RD-108-8D75K. Spacecraft: Polyot. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC31. Stages: Voskhod 11A57-0, Voskhod 11A57-1. Agency: Korolev bureau.

1963 November 1 - . 08:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Sputnik 11A59.
  • Polet 1; Polyot 1 - . Payload: I-2B s/n 1. Mass: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Chelomei. Agency: Korolev bureau. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system. Spacecraft Bus: Kosmoplan. Spacecraft: Polyot. Decay Date: 1982-10-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 683 . COSPAR: 1963-043A. Apogee: 1,420 km (880 mi). Perigee: 331 km (205 mi). Inclination: 58.9000 deg. Period: 102.40 min.

    ASAT interceptor control and propulsion test. Launched by Korolev R-7 because Chelomei's own UR-200 was not yet available. Purpose - elaboration of system providing for the extensive manoeuvring of space apparatuses. Flight was considered a great success. Micro-engine fired 350 times and main stabilizing engine fired 300 times. Orbit given is final orbit after manoeuvres.


1964 April 12 - . 09:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Sputnik 11A59.
  • Polet 2; Polyot 2 - . Payload: I-2B s/n 2. Mass: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system. Spacecraft Bus: Kosmoplan. Spacecraft: Polyot. Decay Date: 1966-06-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 783 . COSPAR: 1964-019A. Apogee: 479 km (297 mi). Perigee: 303 km (188 mi). Inclination: 58.1000 deg. Period: 92.30 min. ASAT interceptor control and propulsion test. Elaboration of systems providing for the extensive manouevring of space apparatuses..


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