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Volna – Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau

  • Family: Volna
  • Length: 14.1 m
  • Diameter: 1.9 m
  • Launch Mass: 35 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 120 kg

The Volna, manufactured by Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau established in 1947, undertook its inaugural launch on 01/01/1975. Notably, Volna has 0 successful launches and 1 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 1 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

Space launch vehicle Volna is a converted Submarine-launched ballistic missile used for launching satellites into orbit. It is based on the R-29R designed by State Rocket Center Makayev and related to the Shtil’ Launch Vehicle . The Volna is a 3-stage launch vehicle that uses liquid propellant. The warhead section is used for the payloads that can be either put into orbit with the help of an additional boost engine or travel along a sub-orbital trajectory to be recovered at the landing site. Volna can be launched from Delta III-class submarine or from land based facilities.

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