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R-11A (8K14A)

R-11A [Energiya]

The R-11A was a soviet scientific sounding rocket based on the R-11 (Scud-A) missile.

26 known launches took place, both from Kapustin Yar near Volgograd and Ostrov OKhysa on Franz Josef Land. The rocket was launched from a track based transporter erector launcher (TEL) like the missile version.

Version Stage 1
R-11A R-11 / ?
Nr   TypeNr  Vehicle                 Serial                Date               LS                   Payload

xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         04.10.1958         KY                   Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         10.10.1958         KY                   Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         31.10.1958         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         06.11.1958         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         19.11.1958         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         23.12.1958         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         25.12.1958         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         20.07.1959         KY                   Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         21.07.1959         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy, solar x-ray mission 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         21.07.1959         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy, solar x-ray mission 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         22.07.1959         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy, solar x-ray mission 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         15.10.1959         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         15.10.1959         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         03.12.1959         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         03.12.1959         OKh                  Aeronomy 
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         23.06.1960         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         15.07.1960         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         21.09.1960         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         23.09.1960         KY                   Ionosphere, aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         02.02.1961         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         02.02.1961         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         15.02.1961         KY                   Ultraviolet ozone spectra Aeronomy, Solar Eclipse
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         23.09.1961         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         27.10.1961         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         27.10.1961         KY                   Aeronomy
xxx   xxx    R-11A                                         27.01.1963         KY                   Ionosphere


Launch sites:

KY  = Kapustin Yar (GTsP-4, GTsMP-4), Volgograd, USSR USSR
OKh = Ostrov Kheysa (Ernst Krenkel Observatory), Ostrov Kheysa, Franz Josef Land, USSR USSR


F	failure
P	partal Failure