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Chinese RV Simulatio
Chinese RV Simulatio - Test of low drag Chinese re-entry vehicle, 1998.

Credit: Richard D. Fisher, Jr. 14,178 bytes. 269 x 208 pixels.



Family: Long March. Country: China. Status: Hardware.

Launch vehicle derived from DF-5 ICBM. Very similar to CZ-2C.


Specifications

Launches: 11. Failures: 4. Success Rate: 63.64% pct. First Launch Date: 10 August 1972. Last Launch Date: 19 September 1981. LEO Payload: 2,500 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. Liftoff Thrust: 273,180 kgf. Total Mass: 191,700 kg. Core Diameter: 3.4 m. Total Length: 33.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 6.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


FB-1 Chronology


1972 Aug 10 - Launch Site: Jiuquan .
1973 Sep 18 - LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-2. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2. FAILURE: Failure.
1974 Jul 14 - LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-3. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2. FAILURE: Failure.
1975 Jul 26 - - 13:28 GMT. LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-4. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1975 Dec 16 - - 09:19 GMT. LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-5. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1976 Aug 30 - - 11:53 GMT. LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-6. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1976 Nov 10 - LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-7. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2. FAILURE: Failure.
1977 Sep 14 - Launch Site: Jiuquan .
1978 Apr 16 - Launch Site: Jiuquan .
1979 Jul 28 - LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-10. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2. FAILURE: Failure.
1981 Sep 19 - - 21:32 GMT. LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-11. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.

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