Feng Bao 1

Summary

Feng Bao 1
Color drawing of China's Feng Bao 1 carrier rocket.jpg
FunctionCarrier rocket
ManufacturerShanghai Bureau №2
Country of originChina
Size
Height33 metres (108 ft)
Diameter3.35 metres (11.0 ft)
Mass191,700 kilograms (422,600 lb)
StagesTwo
Capacity
Payload to LEO
Mass2,500 kilograms (5,500 lb)
Launch history
StatusRetired
Launch sitesJiuquan LA-2B
Total launches11
Success(es)7
Failure(s)4
First flight10 August 1972
Last flight19 September 1981
Notable payloadsJSSW
First stage
Engines4 YF-20A
Thrust3,000 kilonewtons (670,000 lbf)
Specific impulse289 sec
Burn time128 seconds
FuelN
2
O
4
/ UDMH
Second stage
Engines1 YF-22
4 YF-23
Thrust761.9 kilonewtons (171,300 lbf)
Specific impulse295 sec
Burn time127 seconds
FuelN
2
O
4
/ UDMH

The Feng Bao 1 (Chinese: 风暴; lit.: 'Storm'), also known as FB-1, was a Chinese carrier rocket launched between 1972 and 1981. It was replaced by the nearly identical Long March 2, which had been developed at the same time for political reasons related to China's Cultural Revolution.[1]

The Feng Bao was derived from the DF-5 missile. Eleven were launched, of which four failed.[2] Launches occurred from LA-2B at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.

Launch history

Flight No. Date/Time (GMT) S/N Payload Outcome Remarks
1 10 August 1972
00:32[3]
701-02 Shiyan Peizhong Success Suborbital test, apogee: 200 kilometres
2 18 September 1973
12:12[3]
701-03 JSSW-1 Failure
3 12 July 1974
13:55[3]
701-04 JSSW-2 Failure Loss of attitude control[1]
4 26 July 1975
13:28[1]
701-05 JSSW-3 Success
5 16 December 1975
09:19[1]
701-06 JSSW-4 Success
6 30 August 1976
11:53[1]
701-07 JSSW-5 Success
7 10 November 1976
09:05[3]
701-08 JSSW-6 Failure
8 14 September 1977
00:15[3]
701(II)-01 DDDS Success Suborbital test, apogee: 200 kilometres
9 16 April 1978
16:39[3]
701(II)-02 DDDS Success Suborbital test, apogee: 200 kilometres
10 27 July 1979
21:28[3]
XCZ-1-02 Shi Jian 1 Failure Second stage malfunction
11 19 September 1981
21:28:40[3]
XCZ-1-02 Shi Jian 2 Success Payload consisted of three satellites

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Wade, Mark. "CZ". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "FB-1 (Feng Bao-1)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h McDowell, Jonathan. "DF-5". Launch vehicles database. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-01-25.