Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 109

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Site 109/95
Dnepr rocket lift-off 1.jpg
A Dnepr rocket after being launched from LC-109/95.
Launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Short name LC-109/95
Operator RVSN, VKS, Kosmotras
Total launches 31
Launch pad(s) 1
Min / max
orbital inclination
49° – 99°
Launch history
Status Active
First launch 4 July 1974
Last launch 21 June 2010
Associated
rockets
R-36
Dnepr

Site 109/95 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is a missile silo built for use by the R-36 missile, which has been converted into a launch site for the Dnepr carrier rocket.

Nineteen R-36 ICBMs were launched on test flights from Site 109 between its activation in 1974, and deactivation in 1983. It was subsequently reactivated for the Dnepr programme, which uses a modified R-36 missile to place satellites into orbit. The Dnepr made its maiden flight from Site 109 on 21 April 1999. The most recent launch from Site 109 was a Dnepr, with the German TanDEM-X satellite, which was launched on 21 June 2010.

References[edit]

  • Wade, Mark. "Baikonur LC109". Encyclopedia Astronatuica. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

Coordinates: 45°57′04″N 63°29′49″E / 45.951°N 63.497°E / 45.951; 63.497