Sputnik 9

Vostok-K

Strategic Missile Troops

Launch Status
Success

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

465 launches have been at this location.

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Vostok

Length: 30.84 meters
Diameter: 2.99 meters
First Launched: May 15, 1960

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.

The Vostok rocket has been launched a total of 9 times with 8 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Strategic Missile Troops

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Abbreviation: RVSN RF
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Country: RUS

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