Russia is considering a project for the use of intercontinental ballistic missiles “Topol” for launching satellites. According to experts, at present the Topol ICBM (RS-12M, according to the NATO classification “Serp”) is gradually being decommissioned and replaced by more advanced ICBM Yars.
“In the space industry returned to consider the draft of the conversion application decommissioned ICBM” Topol “with a view to their use in the space program – the creation on their base of light rockets” – conveys the words of the source, “RIA Novosti”.
It is about launches from mobile ground complexes, which allows you to choose the degree of orbit for launches in a wide range.
It is noted that the Topol missiles were previously used for space launches.