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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



 

 
11/14/2014: Oleksandr Golub has been assigned a temporary Acting Chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine

11/14/2014: Meetings with European experts on participation of Ukrainian organizations in Horizon 2020 programme were held in the framework of Twinning project

11/06/2014: Successful launch of Dnipro LV has been performed from the Yasny launch base with Japanese "ASNARO" SC and 4 microsatellites onboard

10/22/2014: Twinning Project Fourth Steering Committee meeting took place at SSAU premises

10/21/2014: On 19-21 May, 2015 the Fifth International Conference Space Technologies will take place in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine)