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DFFC

DFFC [CCTV]

The DFFC (Duoyongtu Feichuan Fanhui Cang) is subscale model of a future Chinese manned space capsule.

The capsule has a height of 2.3 m and a diameter of 2.6 m with a mass of 2600 kg. Reportedly outfitted with basic systems like a navigation system, heat shield, parachutes and a communications system capable of transmitting through the plasma occurring during the hypersonic re-entry sequence.

It was launched on the maiden flight of the CZ-7/YZ1A rocket. It remained attached to the XZ-1A upperstage with the ZGZ Shiyan Zhuangzhi. The upper stage provided also the reentry manouevre for the DFFC capsule.(?)

The DFFC capsule successfully returned to earth on 26 June 2016.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
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Propulsion:
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: ~1 day
Mass: 2600 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DFFC 2016-042D 25.06.2016 We LC-201 CZ-7/YZ1A with Aoxiang Zhixing, Tiange Feixingqi 1, Tiange Feixingqi 2, Aolong 1, ZGZ Shiyan Zhuangzhi