3/03/2010

Tragedy Of China's space history: Changzheng III B rocket failed first flight


Recently, China announced the photos of the whole process that Changzheng III B rocket failed first flight.

February 15, 1996, Changzheng III B rocket launch its maiden flight, the rocket took off 22 seconds after the gesture out of control and crashed into a fully loaded fuel rocket launch tower 1850 meters away from the slopes, the location of an explosion just in aerospace engineering technical staff living quarters in the vicinity, a strong blast moments of the construction of reinforced concrete, causing it to collapse, death six people and injured 57 people, a flight trajectory for rocket design on the spot at the expense of the senior engineer. Launch site, as experienced an earthquake.


After the identification it was found out that "The fall of inertial platform is an important reason for failure."

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