Long March 2C Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Long March 2C launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Long March 2C/YZ-1S rocket

Basic Info

Name

Long March 2C

Family

Long March 2

Manufacturer

First Launch

9 Sep 1982

Successful Launches

76

Failed Launches

2

Rocket Info (Long March 2C/YZ-1S)

Status

Active

Stages

3

Length

42 m

Diameter

3.35 m

Launch Mass

233 tons

Thrust

2,962 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info (Long March 2C/YZ-1S)

LEO Capacity

3,850 kg

GTO Capacity

1,250 kg

The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.

Launch Sites used by Long March 2C

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center launch site

China's first spaceport, pivotal for crewed missions and satellite launches.

📍 China
🚀 229 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center launch site

Major Chinese space launch facility in Shanxi Province, primarily used for launching satellites.

📍 China
🚀 128 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Xichang Satellite Launch Center launch site

A major Chinese spaceport for scientific, civil, and military satellite launches since 1984.

📍 China
🚀 207 Launches

Upcoming Launches