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CZ H-18
Part of CZ Family
Chinese space tug. 11 launches, (1994) to (2000). Upper stage / space tug - in production. Launched by CZ-3A, CZ-3B, and CZ-3C.

AKA: CZ-3A-3;H-18. Status: Operational 1994. Thrust: 156.00 kN (35,070 lbf). Gross mass: 21,000 kg (46,000 lb). Unfuelled mass: 2,800 kg (6,100 lb). Specific impulse: 440 s. Height: 12.38 m (40.60 ft). Diameter: 3.00 m (9.80 ft). Span: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).

Gas-generator turbopump. Gimbaled engine.

Unit Cost $: 16.000 million.



Subtopics

CZ H-18 stage LOx/LH2 propellant rocket stage. .

CZ-NGLV-HO LOx/LH2 propellant rocket stage. The upper stage for the Chinese Next Generation Launch Vehicle is a modification of the CZ-3B upper stage. The stage uses a version of the LOx/LH2 YF-75 engine, simplified for improved reliability. The stage is of hammerhead form, with the upper LH2 tank with a diameter of 5 m, and the lower liquid oxygen tank with a diameter of 3.35 m. The total propellant is 22,900 kg with a burn time of over 600 seconds. Empty mass has not yet been released and is estimated.

Family: Space Tugs. Country: China. Engines: YF-75. Propellants: Lox/LH2.

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