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LM-3C Launch Vehicle
LM-3C Launch Vehicle - Long March LM-3C launch vehicle on the pad.

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Family: Long March. Country: China. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Long March 3C.

Launch vehicle combining CZ-3B core with two boosters from CZ-2E. The standard fairing is 9.56 m long, 4.0 m in diameter.

Launch sequence:

Event                                     TIME (sec.)
 First Stage Ignition                          -3
 Liftoff                                        0.00
 Pitch over                                    11.0
 Booster Separation                           127.24
 First/Second Stage Separation                147.36
 Jettisoning of Fairing                       232.4
 2nd/3rd Stage Sep. & 3rd Stage Ignition      332.31
 1st Shutoff of 3rd Stage                     631.32
 2nd Ignition of 3rd Stage                   1281.23
 2nd Shutoff of Third Stage                  1459.91
 Satellite/Launcher Sep.                     1559.907


Payload: 3,800 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer (200 x 35,793 km @ 28 deg) trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 453,000 kgf. Total Mass: 345,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.4 m. Total Length: 54.8 m. Launch Price $: 75.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


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