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Family: Long March. Country: China. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Long March 2C.

Definitive low earth orbit launch vehicle derived from DF-5 ICBM, FB-1 launch vehicle. Provided basis for subsequent family of launch vehicles.The Long March 2C was a two-stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, suitable for launching a variety of low earth orbit satellites. The CZ-2C's typical payload capability was 2,800 kg into a 200 km circular orbit. The CZ-2C could be launched from either the Jiuquan or Taiyuan launch sites. On October 6, 1992, the Swedish Freja satellite was successfully launched as a copassenger on the CZ-2C's thirteenth flight.


Specifications

Launches: 21. Failures: 0. Success Rate: 100.00% pct. First Launch Date: 26 November 1975. Last Launch Date: 11 June 1999. LEO Payload: 3,900 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Payload: 2,200 kg. to a: 200 km, 90 deg inclination orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 302,000 kgf. Total Mass: 192,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.4 m. Total Length: 35.1 m. Launch Price $: 25.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


CZ-2C Chronology


1975 Nov 26 - - 03:29 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-1. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1976 Dec 7 - - 03:46 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-2. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1978 Jan 26 - - 04:57 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-3. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1982 Sep 9 - - 07:18 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-4. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1983 Aug 19 - - 06:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-5. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1984 Sep 12 - - 05:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-6. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1985 Oct 21 - - 05:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-7. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1986 Oct 6 - - 05:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-8. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1987 Aug 5 - - 06:43 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-9. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1987 Sep 9 - - 07:26 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-10. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1988 Aug 5 - - 07:26 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-11. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1990 Oct 5 - - 06:14 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-12. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1992 Oct 6 - - 06:14 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-13. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.
1993 Oct 8 - - 08:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2C s/n CZ2C-14. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2.

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