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Strela launch vehicle
Part of UR-100N Family
Strela
Strela
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Russian launch vehicle by NPO MASH based on UR-100N ICBMs decommissioned from Ukrainian missile fields. 106 metric ton liftoff mass.

AKA: 15A30;RS-18;SS-19 Mod.1;Strela;UR-100N. Status: Active. First Launch: 2003-12-05. Last Launch: 2014-12-19. Number: 3 . Payload: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb). Thrust: 1,900.00 kN (427,100 lbf). Gross mass: 104,000 kg (229,000 lb). Height: 26.70 m (87.50 ft). Diameter: 2.50 m (8.20 ft). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

LEO Payload: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb) to a 200 km orbit at 74.00 degrees. Launch Price $: 10.500 million.



Family: ICBM. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: Kondor. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC175/2. Stages: Strela-3 stage, UR-100N Stage 1N, UR-100N Stage 2N. Agency: Chelomei bureau.
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The range of launch vehicles derived from decommissioned ballistic missiles offered for sale by Russia after the cold war.
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2003 December 5 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC175/2. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Strela launch vehicle.
  • Payload Mockup - . Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Decay Date: 2015-12-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 28098 . COSPAR: 2003-055A. Apogee: 460 km (280 mi). Perigee: 454 km (282 mi). Inclination: 67.1000 deg. Period: 93.70 min. Originally reported as an ICBM test. A Reuters story, later confirmed, claimed it was the first orbital launch of the Strela version of the rocket..

2013 June 27 - . 16:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC175/2. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Strela launch vehicle.
  • Cosmos 2487 - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources radar satellite. Spacecraft: Kondor. USAF Sat Cat: 39194 . COSPAR: 2013-032A. Apogee: 501 km (311 mi). Perigee: 497 km (308 mi). Inclination: 74.7300 deg. Period: 94.60 min.

    First Kondor satellite, part of a new system of optical and radar military surveillance satellites; payload on this mission reportedly an S-band synthetic apperture radar with a swath width of 10 km and ground resolution of 1 m in spotlight mode, 3 m in stripmap mode, and 5-30 m in ScanSAR mode.


2014 December 19 - . 04:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC175/2. Launch Pad: Baikonur LC175. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Strela launch vehicle.
  • Kondor-E No. 2 - . Mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb). Nation: South Africa. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft: Kondor. USAF Sat Cat: 40353 . COSPAR: 2014-084A. Apogee: 484 km (300 mi). Perigee: 481 km (298 mi). Inclination: 74.7500 deg. Period: 94.26 min. Second Kondor radar imaging satellite built by NPO Mashinostroenie (Moscow/Reutov)This satellite was the export version of the spacecraft and was reportedly sold to the Defense Intelligence organization of the South African National Defense Force..


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