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 SAST
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 29
Successes 29
First flight 9 August 1992
Last flight 15 August 2016
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). Unlike other members of the Long March 2 rocket family, Long March 2D is a two-stage version of Long March 4 launch vehicle.

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 9 August 1992
08:00
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.1 LEO Success
2 3 July 1994
08:00
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.2 LEO Success
3 20 October 1996
07:20
LA-2/138, JSLC FSW-2 No.3 LEO Success
4 3 November 2003
07:20
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.1 LEO Success
5 27 September 2004
08:00
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.2 LEO Success
6 5 July 2005
22:40
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shijian 7 SSO Success
7 29 August 2005
08:45
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC FSW-3 No.3 LEO Success
8 25 May 2007
07:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 2
ZDPS-1
SSO Success
9 5 November 2008
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-3
Chuangxin-1-02
SSO Success
10 1 December 2008
04:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 4 SSO Success
11 9 December 2009
08:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 7 SSO Success
12 15 June 2010
01:39
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shijian 12 SSO Success
13 24 August 2010
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1A SSO Success
14 22 September 2010
02:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 11
ZDPS-1A
ZDPS-1B
SSO Success
15 20 November 2011
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-4
Chuangxin-1-03
SSO Success
16 6 May 2012
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1B SSO Success
17 29 September 2012
04:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC VRSS-1 SSO Success
18 18 December 2012
16:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Göktürk-2 SSO Success
19 26 April 2013
04:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Gaofen 1
TurkSat-3USat
NEE-01 Pegaso
CubeBug-1
SSO Success
20 25 November 2013
02:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shiyan-5 SSO Success
21 4 September 2014
00:15
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Chuangxin-1-04
Lingqiao
SSO Success
22 20 November 2014
07:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 24 SSO Success
23 14 September 2015
04:42
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Gaofen 9 SSO Success
24 7 October 2015
04:13
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Jilin-1A
Jilin-1B
Jilin-1C
Jilin-1D
SSO Success
25 26 October 2015
07:10
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Tianhui-1C SSO Success
26 17 December 2015
00:12
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC DAMPE SSO Success
27 5 April 2016
17:38
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Shijian 10 LEO Success
28 15 May 2016
02:43
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC Yaogan 30 SSO Success
29 15 August 2016
17:40
LA-4/SLS-2, JSLC QSS, LiXing-1, 3Cat-2 SSO Success

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "LM-2D". China Great Wall Industry Corporation. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  • "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.