Russia intends to use a ballistic missile Satan for space launches

The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin during his speech at Moscow State University said that missiles R-36M, also known as Satan after their conversion will be used for placing a payload in space, reports RBC news agency.

He explained that the missiles will be repurposed as part of the "major process of rearmament of strategic nuclear forces"; during that process, several new heavy missiles will be produced.

R-36M is a system with a heavy Intercontinental ballistic missile.

After the elimination of other systems of RS-20 family, Russia, in cooperation with Ukraine, created a Dnipro launch vehicle. The vehicle has been used to launched into orbit several dozens of satellites, and the first launch took place in 1999.

  Russia, missile Satan, Roscosmos, Rogozin, Ukraine

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