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|Function||Interim carrier rocket|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
|Payload to LEO||1,400kg (3,000lb)|
|Launch sites||LC-31, Baikonur|
|First flight||1 November 1963|
|Last flight||12 April 1964|
|Specific impulse||257 sec|
|Burn time||119 seconds|
|Specific impulse||330 sec|
|Burn time||240 seconds|
The Polyot (Also known as Sputnik, GRAU index 11A59) was an interim orbital carrier rocket, built to test ASAT spacecraft. It was required as a stopgap after the cancellation of the UR-200 programme, but before the Tsyklon could enter service. Only two were ever launched, the first on 1 November 1963, and the last on 12 April 1964. Both of these flights were successful.
It is a member of the R-7 family.
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