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T-7A-S2-0


Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 1,000 kg.

Status: Retired 1969.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 1.00 m (3.20 ft).
Diameter: 0.45 m (1.47 ft).
Number: 11 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • T-7A Booster Fourth Academy solid rocket engine. 46 kN. T-7 sounding rocket. Out of Production. Isp=209s. China's first flight solid rocket. First flight 1965. Polysulfide binder with aluminium binder fuel in case of high strength steel with a graphite throat insert. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • T-7M Chinese sounding rocket. 2 stage test vehicle for T-7. More...
  • T-7 Chinese sounding rocket. 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...
  • T-7A Chinese sounding rocket. Boosted version of China's first indigenously-built sounding rocket. Included solid propellant booster. The upper stage and payload were recovered by parachute and reused. Launches began in 1965. Consisted of a solid propellant booster mated to the basic liquid propellant T-7. Flown from 1965 to the end of the 1960's. More...
  • T-7/GF-01A Chinese sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of T-7A + GF-01A More...

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