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Chinese sounding rocket. 2 stage test vehicle for T-7.

Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 5.30 m (17.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.45 m (1.47 ft).
Thrust: 2.00 kN (450 lbf).
Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).
First Launch: 1960.02.19.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • T-7 China's first sounding rocket and first indigenously-built sounding rocket, launched from 1960-1965. The basic vehicle consisted of a single liquid propellant stage. This was later augmented with solid propellant booster stages. Later versions dispensed with the liquid propellant stage. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Shanghai Chinese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Shanghai Institute of Electro-mechanical Design, Shanghai, China. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Laogang Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 1960, reaching up to 8 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

T-7M Chronology

1960 February 19 - . Launch Site: Laogang. LV Family: T-7. Launch Vehicle: T-7M.
  • Test mission - . Nation: China. Agency: Shanghai. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi). The Shanghai design institute completed the first subscale experimental model of the T-7 sounding rocket. This would use a solid booster and liquid propellant sustainer stage. The rocket was fuelled using a bicycle pump. Launched from Laogang, on the coast, the missile reached 8 km altitude.

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