MR-30 [D. Komar]
The MR-30 single stage sounding rocket is a successor to the MR-20 sounding rocket. It can carry a payload of 150 kg to a height of 300 km.
The basis of the complex MR-30 is a new geophysical sounding rocket MN-300 with solid propellant. Rocket launch takes place at an angle of 70º to 90º from the launcher, which is a truss structure with a guide rail type required for imparting initial rotation rocket. The Rocket is spin stabilized with a spin rate between 5 and 7 Hz. Launch weight is 1564 kg, and the mass of the payload of 50 to 150 kg. MR-300 is capable of lifting up to 300 km, while the area of dispersion points for booster falling is an ellipse with parameters 37 × 60 km. The payload of the rocket MN-300 consists of two sections: a sealed, located below the instrument compartment, and not sealed, under the fairing.
The first test flight was successfully performed in December 2011 from Kapustin Yar. A flight in 2014 failed, although it apparently reached nearly full height. A MN-300 was launched in September 2015 from Tiksi.
A two stage micro-launcher version, capable of placing a modest 15 kg payload into a low orbit is planned.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|MN-300 (Orbital)||MR-30||Stage 2|
No: TypNo Type: Date: LS Payload
1 1 MR-30 19.12.2011 * KY ? 2 2 MR-30 31.05.2012 * KY ? 3 3 MR-30 26.03.2014 *p KY ? 4 1 MN-300 03.09.2015 * Tik ? Planned: Launch sites: KY = Kapustin Yar (GTsP-4, GTsMP-4), Volgograd, Russia Tik = Tiksi Hydrometeorological Observatory, Sakha Republic, Russia