Jeffrey LewisGuest Bloggin' at DefenseTech.org

I’ll be guest bloggin’ over at DefenseTech.org though the end of the week.

My first post— concerning Russian efforts to market commerical launch services using to-be-decomissioned SS-18 ICBMS—is up there now.

While guest blogging, I will still post particularly wonky things at ArmsControlWonk.com.

Comments

  1. Boots (History)

    Very interesting, your blog is. And just a touch quirky. I’m enjoying.

  2. Pavel Podvig (History)

    Couldn’t comment at DefenseTech.com, so posting it here.

    SS-18s have been used for space launches already (four times, to be precise, beginning in 1999. See kosmotras.ru for details).

    I’m not sure that START I limits launches – it probably applied only to those 154 SS-18 missiles that it was to eliminate. Russia has already liquidated 200 of SS-18 (see http://russianforces.org/eng/missiles/).

    SS-18 toxicity is not a problem at all – quite a few Russian space launchers use the same UDMH fuel.

    P.S. I liked your blog very much. A very good resource.

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