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Mission profile

The launch vehicle is steam ejected from its Transport and Launch Canister (TLC) by means of hot gases of black powder gas generator. Dnepr liftoff sequence is shown below.

  1. Activation of black powder gas generator
  2. LV exit from silo
  3. Separation of black powder gas generator
  4. Jettisoning of black powder gas generator
  5. Ignition of 1st stage motor
  6. Release of sealing rings
  7. LV flight

A typical mission profile for a large satellite and for a group of small satellites is shown below.

Mission profile for a group of small satellite

Mission profile for a group of small satellites

Mission profile for large satellite

Mission profile for large satellite

 

 

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Dnepr Program

During 1992-2003 timeframe, a team of Russian and Ukrainian companies together with the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) were involved in developing a commercial space launch system based on the technology of the SS-18 ICBMs being withdrawn from service.

Description and main specifications

Dnepr LV



Description and main specifications
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