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R-36M Voyevoda / SS-18 SATAN


Specifications
Mod Mod-1 Mod-2 Mod-3 Mod-4 Mod-5 Mod-6
DIA SS-18 SS-18 SS-18 SS-18 SS-18 SS-18
NATO Satan Satan Satan Satan Satan Satan
Bilateral RS-20A RS-20A RS-20A RS-20B RS-20V RS-20V
Service R-36M R-36M R-36M
UTTkh
R-36MU
UTTkh
R-36M2 R-36M2
OKB/Industry 15A14 15A14 15A14 15A18 15A18M 15A18M
Design
Bureau
OKB-586
Acad. V. F. Utkin
OKB-586 Acad. V. F. Utkin OKB-586
Acad. V. F. Utkin
OKB-586
Acad. V. F. Utkin
OKB-586 Acad. V. F. Utkin OKB-586 Acad. V. F. Utkin
Approved 9/2/1969 9/2/1969 9/2/1969 8/16/1977 8/9/83 6/1979 ? 12/17/
1980 ?
Years of R&D 1969-1973 1969-1973   12/ 76 - 78 1983-1988 1979-1982
Engineering and Testing 1973-1974 1973-1975 1978-1980 1977-1979 1986-88 1986-1990
First Flight Test 1 / / 72 1St. failure
2/21/1973 success 1 & another derivation 11-29-79
9/ /73,
08/ /73 & another derivation
07/ /78
7/ /1978 7/31/1977
or 10-31-1977
3/21/86
two failures in the flight test program
1986
IOC 12 /25 / 1974 1975 1980 9/1979 ? 11-27-1979? 12/1988 1990
Deployment Date 12/30/
1975
12/30/
1975 or 11/20/78
11/29/
1979
12/17/
1979, or 1980?
12/1988 9/1991
Type of
Warhead
Single MIRV Single MIRV MIRV Single
Warheads 1 8 1 10 10 1
Yield (Mt)
Russian sources
18-20 0.5-1.3 24-25 0.55 0.55-0.75 20
Yield (Mt)
Western sources
18-25 0.6-1.5 18-25 0.75-1.0
Payload (t) 7.2 7.2 - 8.8 7.2 - 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8
Total length (m) 33.6 33.6 33.6 34.3 37.25 36.3
Total length w/o warhead (m) 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 -29.25 29.25 29.25
Missile Diameter (m) 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Launch Weight (t) 209.6 -210 209.6 -210 209.6 -210 211.1 211.1 211.1
Fuel Weight (t) 188 188 188 188 188 188
Range (km) 11200 9250-10200 16.000 16000
11500
11000
15,000
16000
CEP (m)
Russian Sources
1000 1000 1000 920 500 500
CEP (m) Western Sources 400-550 400-500 350 220-320 250 ?250


Number of Stages 2
Canister length (m) 27.9
Canister diameter (m) 3.5
Booster guidance system Inertial, autonomous


  1st stage 2nd stage
Length (m) 22.3 7.0
Body diameter (m) 3.0 3.0
Fueled weight (t)   Total 161.5
Dry weight (t)   Total 48.1 ? 48.5
Engine Designation RD-263 x 4 = RD-264 (11D119) for the
R-36M
RD-0228 = RD-0229 one main engine and RD-0230 four verniers for the R-36M
Engine Designation RD-273 / RD-274 for the R-36MU RD-0230 verniers for the R-36M
Engine Designation N/A RD-0255 = RD-0256 one main engine & RD-0257 four verniers for the R-36M2.
Design Bureau Acad. V. P. Glushko (OKB-456) Acad. S. A. Kosberg
(OKB-154)
Configuration Four RD-263Engines = RD-264 1 Main Engine + 4 Verniers
Years Of R & D 1969-1973 = RD-263 x 4=RD-264 1967-1975 = RD-0228 / RD-0229
Years Of R & D 1975-1980 = RD-273 1967-1975 = RD-0230
Years Of R & D   1983-1989 = RD-0255
1983-1987 = RD-0256
1983-1987 = RD-0257
Propellants Liquid Storable Liquid Storable
Fuel UDMH UDMH
Oxidizer Nitrogen Tetraoxide Nitrogen Tetraoxide
Burn Time (sec.)    
Main Engines Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 424 / 450-461 77
Verniers Engine Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) N/A ?
Main Engines Specific Impulse Sea Level/ Vacuum (sec.) 293 / 312-318  
     
MIRV Bus Third Stage Engine Designation for the R-36M2   RD-869
Design Bureau (Bus)   Yuzhnoy SKB
Years Of R & D (Bus)   1983-1985
Propellants (Bus)   Liquid Storable
Fuel (Bus)   UDMH
Oxidizer (Bus)   Nitrogen Tetraoxide
Thrust Vacuum (Tonnes)   2.087- 0.875
Engines Specific Impulse (sec.)   313 ? 302.3
Burn Time (sec.)   700


Basing Mode Silo
Hardness  
Launching Technique Cold and Solid motor
Deployed Boosters  
Test Boosters  
Warheads Deployed  
Training Launchers  
Space Booster Variant Yes- SL-21?/Dnipr SS-18 derivation



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