This is a modification of the R-29RM (SS-N-23) for launching commercial satellites. The rocket is based on the basic missile with forward mounted payloadfairing replacing the four reentry vehicles on the back side of the 3rd stage/PBV. The Shtil-2.1 features an extension of the aerodynamic fairing for front-mounted payload offering a larger payload volume, but retains the capability of submarine launch.
The Russian Ministry of Defense in 2010 retracted the offer to make R-29 based missiles available as space launchers, effectively cancelling all future Shtil missions.
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No: TNo: Type: Date: LS Payload
none Planned: x 1 Shtil-2.1 xx.xx.20xx BaS Kompass 2N BaS = Barent Sea (Submarine) * = suborbital