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DF-15


Family of launch vehicles.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • DF-15 Chinese mobile single-stage solid propellant intermediate range ballistic missile. More...
  • Shaheen 1 Pakistani mobile single-stage solid propellant intermediate range ballistic missile, a license-assembled Chinese DF-15. First flown in 1999. Entered service 2003. Project managed by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. More...
  • Shaheen 2 Pakistani mobile two-stage solid propellant intermediate range ballistic missile developed by Pakistan, derived from Chinese technology. First flight March 9, 2004. Range extended from 2,500 km to 3,500 km during development. More...
  • Shaheen 3 Pakistani indigenous long-range missile, designed by Pakistani scientists using Chinese technology. Development cancelled in 2000. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Taiyuan China's launch site for launch of polar orbiting satellites, also known as Wuzhai. Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) is situated in Kelan County, the northwest part of Shanxi Province, 280 km by road from Taiyuan City. More...
  • South China Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 1995, reaching up to 100 kilometers altitude. More...

DF-15 Chronology


1988? - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: DF-15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1995 - . Launch Site: South China. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: DF-15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 January 15 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1999 April 15 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 October 4 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 October 8 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 March 9 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2.
  • Shaheen 2 test - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: Some sources give missile as Shaheen 3..

2005 March 19 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2.
  • Shaheen 2 test - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2006 April 29 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2006 November 29 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1. LV Configuration: Shaheen 1 Haft-4.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2007 February 23 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2008 January 25 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1. LV Configuration: Shaheen 1 Haft-4.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2008 April 19 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2. LV Configuration: Shaheen 2 Haft-6.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2008 April 21 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2. LV Configuration: Shaheen 2 Haft-6.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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