BOR-5 [NPO Molniya]
The BOR-5 (Bespilotniye Orbitalniye Raketoplan) was a 1:8 sized test vehicle for the Buran space shutte.
BOR-5 was used to study the main aerodynamic, thermal, acoustic and stability characteristics of the Buran. Five of these vehicles were built and flown. They were put into a suborbital trajectory by K65M-RB5 rockets launched from Kapustin Yar. After reaching a height of 210 km and following reentry, they landed in Lake Balkhash to be recovered.
Two BOR-5 vehicles are on public display: BOR-5 №502 at Central Air Force Museum, Monino, Russia and BOR-5 №505 at the Technik Museum Speyer, Speyer, Germany.
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|BOR-5 №501||N/A||05.07.1984||KY LC-107||*p||K65M-RB5||failed to seperate|
|BOR-5 №502||N/A||17.04.1985||KY LC-107||*||K65M-RB5|
|BOR-5 №503||N/A||27.12.1986||KY LC-107||*||K65M-RB5|
|BOR-5 №504||N/A||27.08.1987||KY LC-107||*||K65M-RB5|
|BOR-5 №505||N/A||21.06.1988||KY LC-107||*||K65M-RB5|
* = suborbital