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Originally posted by highlyoriginal
I just posted this in the other thread, but I wanted you all to see it who are following this thread...
Russian Bulava Missile Tests
23 December 2008 Failure Launch from a submerged submarine. The missile malfunctioned during firing of its third stage and
self-destructed on command.
15 July 2009 Failure Launch from a submerged submarine. The missile malfunctioned during firing of its first stage and
9 December 2009 Failure Launch from a submerged submarine. The missile malfunctioned during firing of its third stage.
Self destructs the last 2 times in prior testing, including a test where it malfunctioned during firing its third stage... how come not this past time?
Just thought I'd throw that out there.
Originally posted by '___'omino
Yes highly original is highly confused -- he should read more slowly or something to that effect
The Rocket Forces conducted a successful launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile on December 10, 2009. The launch took place at 15:35 MSK (11:35 UTC) from the Kapustin Yar test site toward the Sary-Shagan test range in Kazakhstan. According to a Rocket Forces representative the launch was conducted as part of the missile service life extension program and to conduct "a test of a combat equipment of intercontinental ballistic missiles".