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.
|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.|