The project "Dnepr" revive without the participation of Ukraine
According to an agency source in the rocket and space industry, the Ministry of Defense will soon begin to utilize Voyevod’s missiles (according to the NATO classification Satan), which will be replaced by the Sarmat ICBM.
He noted that we are talking about upgrading for space launches, "namely the PC-20В version, and not the PC-20B, which were previously used in the Dnepr project". At the same time, the Ukrainian side will not be involved in the project implementation (responsible for the missile control system).
According to the 2017 year, the 46 RS-20В missiles were in service. The PC-20B rocket left around 11 units.
Recall, until recently, the Dnepr launch vehicle, based on the RS-20B ICBM, was in operation. In total, between 1999 and 2015, the year 22 was committed, of which 21 was successful. Modernization of RS-20B missiles developed in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) into the Dnepr launch vehicle was carried out by Kosmotras company. The launches were carried out from the Baikonur cosmodrome and from the Clear. The last launch was done in 2015.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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