|Function||Interim carrier rocket|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
|Height||30 m (98 ft)|
|Diameter||2.99 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|Mass||277,000 kg (611,000 lb)|
|Payload to LEO|
|Mass||1,400 kg (3,100 lb)|
|Launch sites||LC-31, Baikonur|
|First flight||1 November 1963|
|Last flight||12 April 1964|
|Thrust||995.3 kN (223,800 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||257 s (2.52 km/s)|
|Burn time||119 seconds|
|Thrust||294 kN (66,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||330 s (3.2 km/s)|
|Burn time||240 seconds|
The Polyot (Russian: Полёт, flight) (Also known as Sputnik, GRAU index 11A59) was an interim orbital carrier rocket, built to test ASAT spacecraft. It was required as a stopgap after the cancellation of the UR-200 programme, but before the Tsyklon could enter service. Only two were ever launched, the first on 1 November 1963, and the last on 12 April 1964. Both of these flights were successful.
The rocket consisted of a core stage, and four boosters, which were taken from a Voskhod 11A57 rocket. It was capable of delivering a 1,400 kg payload into a 300 km by 59° Low Earth orbit.
It is a member of the R-7 family.