Exerting surplus heat? Russia wants to turn the retired poplar missile into civilian use.

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 Exerting surplus heat? Russia wants to turn the retired poplar missile into civilian use.


Reported that the poplar - M (known in the West as SS-27 sickle) intercontinental ballistic missile system using RT-2PM2 booster rockets. They may be converted into civilian launch rockets, just like their predecessors, RT-2PM. Some of the older three-stage solid propellant rockets have been converted into starting point and starting point - 1 vehicles, with stages 5 and 4, respectively. The Class 4 rocket was used to put a satellite into orbit, but the only launch with the Class 5 rocket failed.

According to Yuri Solomonov, one of the researchers of Populus Alba intercontinental ballistic missiles, the plan may start in about two years. He is currently working in the diversified division of United Rocket and Space Corporation, a state-owned enterprise with several well-known Russian aerospace companies.

The picture shows the white poplar -M intercontinental missile.

What we need is the presidents approval. It is estimated that in November. Then we can prepare for a launch in two years. Solomonov told reporters. He said the proposed modification plan has been approved by the Russian government, it will use the obsolete intercontinental ballistic missiles to produce competitive launch vehicles, and the signing of new contracts will also help the Russian space industry employment.

The Russian armed forces are gradually replacing the Populus Alba-M missile with a more modernized RS-24 Yars missile. YAL began production in 2010, with both the launching shaft and the road mobile.

Reported that from 1993 to 2006, Russia launched a total of 7 START rockets, only one failed to launch. The rockets were launched from the Plesetsk military launching site and the now sealed Swabodni launching site, both within Russian territory. The most noticeable payload is Israels -B earth observation satellite.

Russia has the tradition of converting intercontinental ballistic missile boosters into civilian launch vehicles. The Rocott carrier rocket was modified from the RS-18B (UR-100N) and has been used for more than 30 space missions, most recently in April, with at least one launch scheduled for the next year. However, Rocotts prospects are bleak because the boosters control system is manufactured in Ukraine. Due to the current tension between Russia and Ukraine, if Russia does not develop alternatives, the remaining inventory of RS-18B may be abandoned. An older version of the RS-18 has also been converted into a civilian carrier rocket, called an arrow, which has only been launched three times. Unlike the Robert, it was launched from the launching shaft without third levels. Some cold war RS-36 missiles were also converted into cyclone and Nie launch system. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

Russia has the tradition of converting intercontinental ballistic missile boosters into civilian launch vehicles. The Rocott carrier rocket was modified from the RS-18B (UR-100N) and has been used for more than 30 space missions, most recently in April, with at least one launch scheduled for the next year. However, Rocotts prospects are bleak because the boosters control system is manufactured in Ukraine. Due to the current tension between Russia and Ukraine, if Russia does not develop alternatives, the remaining inventory of RS-18B may be abandoned.

An older version of the RS-18 has also been converted into a civilian carrier rocket, called an arrow, which has only been launched three times. Unlike the Robert, it was launched from the launching shaft without third levels. Some cold war RS-36 missiles were also converted into cyclone and Nie launch system.