BOR-5

Summary

BOR-5
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BOR-5 No. 502 at the Central Air Force Museum in Russia
Role Unmanned 1:8 scale re-entry test vehicle
National origin Soviet Union
First flight 5 June 1984
Number built 5

The BOR-5 (Russian: БОР-5, «Беспилотный Орбитальный Ракетоплан 5», romanizedBespilotnyi Orbital'nyi Raketoplan 5, lit.'Unpiloted Orbital Rocketplane 5') is a 1:8 sized test flight vehicle, used to study the main aerodynamic, thermal, acoustic and stability characteristics of the Buran. It follows upon the BOR-4 reentry test vehicle.

It was put into a suborbital trajectory by a K65M-RB5 rocket launched from Kapustin Yar, near Volga, towards Lake Balkhash.

Flights

BOR-5 No. 505 at the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany

Six flights were made:[1][2]

  • 4 July 1984 - aborted
  • 5 June 1984 - No. 501
  • 17 April 1985 - No. 502
  • 27 December 1986 - No. 503
  • 27 August 1984 - No. 504
  • 22 June 1988 - No. 505

Current locations

Two survivors of the BOR-5 tests are known to exist:[3]

References

  1. ^ "BOR Characteristic". www.buran-energia.com.
  2. ^ "Kosmonavtika - par Nicolas Pillet". www.kosmonavtika.com.
  3. ^ "Kosmonavtika - par Nicolas Pillet". www.kosmonavtika.com.

External links

  • BOR family page at Buran-Energia.com