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Topol (Start) Flight History
« on: 08/07/2006 03:29 AM »
Russia launched a Topol (RT-2PM/RS-12M/SS-25) on an ICBM test flight from Plestesk on August 3rd (2006).  News reports mentioned that more than 80 Topol missiles (Topol is the basis for the Start-1 space launcher) had been launched from Plestesk since 1981.  The readily available launch logs (Astronautix and Jonathon's Space Report) only list about 45 total Topol launches, but show no launches at all in 1984 and 1986-1989, etc., so many launches appear to be missing from western public knowledge at present.  In contrast, the launch record for Topol-M (RT-2PM2) is much more complete, showing 17 launches to date, as is the record for Start-1 (six launches) and Start (one flight attempt).

Has anyone run across a complete flight record (dates esp) for Topol?

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Re: Topol (Start) Flight History
« Reply #1 on: 08/18/2006 09:27 PM »
Try this. You probably have this:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/topolm.html

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Re: Topol (Start) Flight History
« Reply #2 on: 08/23/2006 08:39 PM »
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publiusr - 18/8/2006  4:14 PM

Try this. You probably have this:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/topolm.html

This is a nice writeup on the Topol-M (RT-2PM2) missile history, but I still haven't found an equivalent complete, or even nearly complete, flight history for the predecessor Russo-Ukrainian Topol (RT-2PM/RS-12M/SS-25).  

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