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CZ-2E(A) Booster
CZ-2E(A) Booster - CZ-2E(A) launch vehicle that will be used for manned missions.

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Family: Long March. Country: China. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Long March 2E(A).

Planned upgrade of CZ-2E with enlarged boosters. Probably intended for launch of Chinese space station modules in the next century.


LEO Payload: 12,000 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 909,000 kgf. Total Mass: 695,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.4 m. Total Length: 53.6 m. Launch Price $: 55.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


Chinese Manned LVsChinese Manned LVs - Chinese Launch Vehicles for Manned Projects. From left: Tsien Spaceplane Launcher, 1978; Project 921 Launch Vehicle, 1992; CZ-2F, 1999; CZ-2E(A), 2000. Only the last two were put into full scale development.

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