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Dnipro


Designer

Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office

Producer

M. Makarov Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant (Yuzhmash), Production


Dnipro lightweight launch vehicle was developed in 1999 on the basis of RS-20 (SS-18 Satan) intercontinental ballistic missile, which are to be eliminated in accordance with Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The Treaty permits usage of SS-18 missiles as launch vehicles.

"SDO Yuzhnoye" developed RS-20 heavy intercontinental ballistic missile in 1970's. RS-20 missile is the most powerful heavy missile to be ever developed.

Main technical features of launch vehicle:

      Launch vehicle
Dnipro
      Launch mass, tonnes
211
      Maximal mass of payload, tonnes: LEO
      GTO
      GEO

3,5
-
-
      Launch azimuth, degrees
51-99
      Main fairing
      diameter,m
      height, m

3,0
5,3
      Launch reliability
0.97
      Recommended orbit inclination, degrees
46, 51, 65, 87, 98



 

 
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