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KT-1-3


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 3,000 kg.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb).
Height: 2.00 m (6.50 ft).
Diameter: 1.50 m (4.90 ft).
Number: 8 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • KT-1 Chinese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. China's first solid propellant orbital launch vehicle was derived from the first and second stages of the DF-31 ICBM with a new solid third stage. The vehicle was named Kaituozhe-1 (Explorer-1) and was capable of putting 100 kg into polar orbits. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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