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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 was manufactured by Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau with the first launch on 1975-01-01. Volna has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. 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.


The JSC Makeyev Design Bureau is a Russian missile design company located in Miass, Russia.

Established in December 1947 as SKB-385, the company is the main designer of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) in Russia. The organization was named in honor of Victor Makeyev. Its full official name is State Rocket Center «Academician V.P. Makeev Design Bureau».

In 1965, SKB-385 was redesignated the Design Bureau of Machine-Building (KBM) under the Ministry of General Machine-Building. Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau is a Commercial RUS entity that was founded in 1947 and is administered by .

Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau has 2 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 3 launches.
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