Long March 2D

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Long March 2D
Long March 2D launching VRSS-1.jpg
Long March 2D launch of VRSS-1 in September 2012
Function Carrier rocket
Manufacturer CALT
Country of origin  People's Republic of China
Size
Height 41.056 metres (134.70 ft)[1]
Diameter 3.35 metres (11.0 ft)[1]
Mass 232,250 kilograms (512,020 lb)[1]
Stages 2
Capacity
Payload to
LEO
3,500 kilograms (7,700 lb)[1]
Payload to
SSO
1,300 kilograms (2,900 lb)[2]
Associated rockets
Family Long March
Launch history
Status Active
Launch sites LA-2/138 & LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC
Total launches 26
Successes 26
First flight 9 August 1992
First Stage
Length 27.91 m
Diameter 3.35 m
Propellant mass 182,000 kg (401,000 lb)
Engines 4 YF-21C
Thrust 2,961.6 kN (665,800 lbf)
Specific impulse 2,550 m/s (260 s)
Fuel N2O4/UDMH
Second Stage
Length 10.9 m
Diameter 3.35 m
Propellant mass 52,700 kg (116,200 lb)
Engines 1 YF-24C
(1 x YF-22C (Main))
(4 x YF-23C (Vernier))
Thrust 742.04 kN (166,820 lbf) (Main)
47.1 kN (10,600 lbf) (Vernier)
Specific impulse 2,942 m/s (300.0 s) (Main)
2,834 m/s (289.0 s) (Vernier)
Fuel N2O4/UDMH

The Long March 2D (Chinese: 长征二号丁火箭), also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites. It is mainly launched from areas 2B and 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Long March 2D made its maiden flight on 9 August 1992. It is most commonly used to launch FSW-2 and 3 reconnaissance satellites. The general designer of Long March 2D is Mr. Ma Jia (马佳). It is part of the Long March 2 rocket family.

List of Launches[edit]

The Long March 2D made its maiden flight on 9 August 1992.

Flight number Date (UTC) Launch site Payload Orbit Result
1 August 9, 1992
08:00
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.1 LEO Success
2 July 3, 1994
08:00
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.2 LEO Success
3 October 20, 1996
07:20
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.3 LEO Success
4 November 3, 2003
07:20
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.1 LEO Success
5 September 27, 2004
08:00
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.2 LEO Success
6 July 5, 2005
22:40
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shijian 7 SSO Success
7 August 29, 2005
08:45
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.3 LEO Success
8 May 25, 2007
07:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 2
ZDPS-1
SSO Success
9 November 5, 2008
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-3
Chuangxin-1-02
SSO Success
10 December 1, 2008
04:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 4 SSO Success
11 December 9, 2009
08:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 7 SSO Success
12 June 15, 2010
01:39
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shijian 12 SSO Success
13 August 24, 2010
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1A SSO Success
14 September 22, 2010
02:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 11
ZDPS-1A
ZDPS-1B
SSO Success
15 November 20, 2011
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-4
Chuangxin-1-03
SSO Success
16 May 6, 2012
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1B SSO Success
17 September 29, 2012
04:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC VRSS-1 SSO Success
18 December 18, 2012
16:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Göktürk-2 SSO Success
19 April 26, 2013
04:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Gaofen 1
TurkSat-3USat
NEE-01 Pegaso
CubeBug-1
SSO Success
20 November 25, 2013
02:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-5 SSO Success
21 September 4, 2014
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Chuangxin-1-04
Lingqiao
SSO Success
22 November 20, 2014
07:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 24 SSO Success
23 September 14, 2015
04:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Gaofen 9 SSO Success
24 October 7, 2015
04:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Jilin-1A
Jilin-1B
Jilin-1C
Jilin-1D
SSO Success
25 October 26, 2015
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1C SSO Success
26 December 17, 2015
00:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC DAMPE SSO Success

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mark Wade. "CZ-2D". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.cgwic.com/LaunchServices/LaunchVehicle/LM2D.html
  • "LM-2D". China Great Wall Industry Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  • Gunter Dirk Krebs. "CZ-2 (Chang Zheng-2)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2015.