FG-36

FG-36

FG-15B
Country of origin China
First flight 1986-02-02
Designer China Hexi Chemical and Machinery Corporation
Application Apogee kick motor
Associated L/V Long March 1D
Predecessor FG-15
Successor FG-46
Status Out of Production
Solid-fuel motor
Propellant HTPB
Configuration
Chamber 1
Performance
Thrust (vac.) 44 kN (9,900 lbf)
Isp (vac.) 289 s (2.83 km/s)
Total impulse 1.842 MN (414,000 lbf)
Burn time 43s
Propellant capacity 650 kg (1,430 lb)
Dimensions
Length 1,529 mm (60.2 in)
Diameter 896 mm (35.3 in)
Dry weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Used in
Fengyun 2 APK and Long March 1D third stage.
References
References [1][2][3][4]

The FG-36 (AKA Fengyun 2 AKM) was a Chinese spin stabilized apogee kick motor burning HTPB.[1] It was developed by China Hexi Chemical and Machinery Corporation (also known as the 6th Academy of CASIC) for use in the Fengyun 2 satellite bus for insertion into GSO orbit.[1][3][5]

It has a total nominal mass of 729 kg (1,607 lb), of which 650 kg (1,430 lb) is propellant load and its burn out mass is 79 kg (174 lb). It has an average thrust of 44 kN (9,900 lbf) with a specific impulse of 289 seconds burning for 43 seconds, with a total impulse of 1.842 MN (414,000 lbf). While it was designed as an apogee kick motor and as such it flew in spin stabilized mode, it was also adapted to the Long March 1D third stage. It was paired with a RCS in a similar solution to the CTS.[2][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Norbert Bgügge. "Some Chinese solid fuel aerospace motors". B14643.DE. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b Norbert Bgügge. "Chang Zheng CZ-1 & CZ-1D". B14643.DE. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b Gunter Dirk Krebs. "CZ-1 (Chang Zheng-1)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Chang Zheng-1". SinoDefence. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  5. ^ Harvey, Brian (2013). "Rocket Engines". China's Space Program — The Great Leap Forward. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 97.