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Tsiklon-2A – Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

  • Family: Tsiklon
  • Length: 39.7 m
  • Diameter: 3 m
  • Launch Mass: 182 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3000 kg

The Tsiklon-2A was manufactured by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau with the first launch on 1967-10-27. Tsiklon-2A has 7 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. The Tsyklon was a Soviet-designed expendable launch system, primarily used to put Cosmos satellites into low Earth orbit. It is based on the R-36 intercontinental ballistic missile designed by Mikhail Yangel and made eight launches, with seven successes and one failure. All of its launches were conducted from LC-90 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It is sometimes designated Tsyklon-2A, not to be confused with the later Tsyklon-2 rocket. It was introduced in 1967 and was derived from the R-36 ICBM (NATO designation SS-9 Scarp). It was retired in 1969.

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