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Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1 launch in 1960, reaching up to 8 kilometers altitude.

Location: Shanghai.
Longitude: 121.8959 deg.
Latitude: 31.0183 deg.

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  • 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 Launch Vehicles
  • T-7M Chinese sounding rocket. 2 stage test vehicle for T-7. More...

Laogang 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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