Polyot (rocket)

Polyot (rocket)

The Polyot (Also known as Sputnik, GRAU index 11A59) was an interim orbital carrier rocket, built to test ASAT spacecraft. It was required as a stopgap after the cancellation of the UR-200 programme, but before the Tsiklon could enter service. Only two were ever launched, the first on 1 November 1963, and the last on 12 April 1964. Both of these flights were successful.

The rocket consisted of a core stage, and four boosters, which were taken from a Voskhod 11A57 rocket. It was capable of delivering a 1,400kg payload into a 300km by 59o Low Earth orbit.

It is a member of the R-7 family.

See also

Comparable rockets

Related developments

Associated spacecraft

External links

Encyclopedia Astronautica entry


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