Re: New rocket

Phillip Clark (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 17:03:54 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, Kevin Fetter wrote:
> A new satellite was place into orbit using a SS-18 (satans) missile. 

Being extremely pedantic, the launch vehicle was the Dniepr, previously 
known as the SS-18K ("K" indicating a space version).   The missile 
designator is R-36M in the Russian/Soviet system.

Phillip Clark

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