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T-7 Launch September
Chinese sounding rocket. Two-stage solid propellant sounding rocket. Evidently used two of the first stage motors developed for the T-7A in tandem. Replaced the T-7 from 1970 on. Used for routine measurement of the upper atmosphere.

Payload: 15 kg (33 lb) to a 60 km altitude or 10 kg to 70 km altitude.

Status: Out of production.
Gross mass: 330 kg (720 lb).
Payload: 15 kg (33 lb).
Height: 6.60 m (21.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.26 m (0.84 ft).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

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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...

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