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Jielong-3 (Smart Dragon-3, SD-3)

Jielong-3 [CASC]

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.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Jielong-3 (Smart Dragon-3) ? ? ? ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Jielong-3 (Smart Dragon-3) 1500 - - - -
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?

Launch sites:

@YS (Tai Rui)     = Tai Rui (barge), Yellow Sea

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