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Strategic Missile Troops launch of a Vostok-K Rocket

Strategic Missile Troops was scheduled to launch a Vostok-K rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Mon, Dec 11th, 1961, 4:39 AM EST from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Failed with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Vostok

The Vostok-K was an expendable carrier rocket used by the Soviet Union for thirteen launches between 1960 and 1964, six of which were manned. The Vostok-K made its maiden flight on 22 December 1960, three weeks after the retirement of the Vostok-L. The third stage engine failed 425 seconds after launch, and the payload, a Korabl-Sputnik spacecraft, failed to reach orbit. The spacecraft was recovered after landing, and the two dogs aboard the spacecraft survived the flight. On 12 April 1961, a Vostok-K rocket was used to launch Vostok 1, the first manned spaceflight, which made Yuri Gagarin the first human to fly in space.

Soviet Space Program
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