Jielong-3 or Smart Dragon-3 (SD-3) is a small solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.
Jielong-3 is a four stages solid fueled rocket with a stage 1 diameter of 2.64 m and a liftoff mass of 140 t. It can put a payload of 1.5 t to 500 km sun-syncroneous orbit. The fairing diameter is 3.35 m. It is uses the same rocket motors as the Lijian-1 rocket.
The maiden flight took place in December 2022 from a floating platform off Yantai.
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No: Type Serial Date LS Payload
1 1 Jielong-3 Y1 09.12.2022 @YS (Tai Rui) Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-44, ..., 03D-50 / Jilin-1 Pingtai-01A-01 / HEAD 2H / Jinzijing 1-05, 1-06 / Tianqi 07 / Huoju 1 / CAS 5A / CAS 5B? Planned: Launch sites: @YS (Tai Rui) = Tai Rui (barge), Yellow Sea