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Family: Long March. Country: China. Status: Hardware.
Development of the original DF-3 10,000 km missile was undertaken personally by Chien Hue Shen, the father of Chinese rocketry, but faced insurmountable technical and management difficulties. It was cancelled and replaced by the DF-4.
1960 Nov 14 -
1964 Sep 12 -
1966 Dec 26 - Launch Site: Jiuquan .
- First successful flight of DF-3.
1970 Jan 30 - Launch Site: Jiuquan .
- 87 - Natural Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons Databook 5: British, French and Chinese Nuclear Weapons, Ballinger Publishing, 1990.
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