On August 27, 2011, at 7:20 MSK (03:20 UTC), the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine of the Project 955 class successfully launched a Bulava missile. The launch was performed from a submerged submarine deployed in the White Sea. It was the first full-range of the missile - the two reported warhead impact areas - at 37N 174E and 29N 175E - were located in the Pacific, at a range of about 8000 and 9000 km from the White Sea respectively.

It was the 16th flight test of the Bulava missile and the second test from the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine. Previous test took place on 28 June 2011.