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Dong Feng 5
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DF-5

DF-5

Development of the DF-5 began in 1964. The goal was an ICBM capable of reaching the United States. Although deployed in very limited numbers as an ICBM, this rocket became the basis for an entire family of space launch vehicles and the foundation of the Chinese space program.

AKA: CSS-4;DF-5;Dong-Feng 5. Status: Active. First Launch: 1971-09-10. Last Launch: 1989-01-01. Number: 15 . Payload: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Thrust: 2,500.00 kN (562,000 lbf). Gross mass: 181,000 kg (399,000 lb). Height: 32.61 m (106.98 ft). Diameter: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Span: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

The missile was designed from the beginning to include China's first full inertial navigation guidance package. On January 4, 1966, Tsien proposed development of a countermeasures package for the DF-5 to evade American anti-ballistic missile systems. This was to included electronic jammers and spoofers and balloon decoys. American investigators would claim, beginning in the 1990's, that the CZ-5 incorporated Titan 2 missile technology. Flight tests began in 1971 but the missile did not enter service until 1981, following a series of two recoverable-warhead tests.

Maximum range: 12,020 km (7,460 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 3,300 KT. CEP: 0.44 km (0.27 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket, N2O4/UDMH. Initial Operational Capability: 1981. Total Number Built: 4.


More at: Dong Feng 5.

Family: ICBM. Country: China. Launch Sites: Jiuquan, Jiuquan LA2B, Taiyuan. Stages: FB-1-1, FB-1-2. Agency: CALT.

1971 September 10 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Research and Development Suborbital Flight.

1973 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1978 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1979 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1979 January 7 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan..

1979 July 15 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan..

1979 August 21 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan on 2 August..

1979 September 4 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan..

1979 Oct 15? - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1979 November 26 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan on 15 October..

1980 February 15 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. Launch Complex: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Last DF-5 partial range test. - . Nation: China. Program: Long March. Other sources do not list this test..

1980 February 15 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1980 May 18 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1980 May 21 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1981 December 7 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan LA2B. Launch Pad: LA2B?. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Other sources say launch was from Taiyuan..

1989 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).


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