The Kosmos (also spelled Cosmos, Russian: Ко́смос) rockets are a series of Soviet and subsequently Russian rockets, derived from the R-12 and R14 missiles, the most well known of which is the Kosmos-3M, which has made over 440 launches, and is still in service. The Kosmos family contains a number of rockets, both carrier rockets and sounding rockets, for orbital and sub-orbital spaceflight respectively. The first variant, the Kosmos-2I, first flew on 27 October 1961. Over 700 Kosmos rockets have been launched overall.
See also 
- ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 3". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2008-10-25.