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Chinese sounding rocket. Lightweight two-stage solid propellant sounding rocket. Designation indicates development was authorised in January 1976. Evidently replaced both the HP2 and HP6 from about 1980 on. Used for routine measurement of the upper atmosphere.

Payload: 10 kg (22 lb) to a 50 km altitude or 3 kg to 70 km altitude.

Status: Retired 1980.
Gross mass: 60 kg (132 lb).
Payload: 10 kg (22 lb).
Height: 2.60 m (8.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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

  • Wen-Rui Hu, Editor, Space Science in China, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, China, 1997..

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