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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit 32/1 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Second generation store-dump military communications satellite

Tsiklon-3

Family: Tsiklon
Configuration: 3

The Tsyklon-3 was a Soviet, and subsequently Ukrainian orbital carrier rocket. A derivative of the R-36 ICBM, and a member of the Tsyklon family, it made its maiden flight on 24 June 1977, and was retired on 30 January 2009.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    39.27 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    189 T
  • Thrust
    2713 kN
Family
  • Name
    Tsiklon-3
  • Family
    Tsiklon
  • Variant
    3
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Tsiklon-3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $15000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

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Director: Alexander Degtyarev Founded: 1951 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.

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