Long March 6A Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Long March 6A launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Long March 6A rocket

Basic Info

Name

Long March 6A

Family

Long March 6

Manufacturer

First Launch

29 Mar 2022

Successful Launches

6

Failed Launches

0

Rocket Info

Status

Active

Stages

1-2

Length

50 m

Diameter

3.35 m

Launch Mass

530 tons

Thrust

7,230 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

The Long March 6A is a Chinese launch vehicle of the Long March family, which was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST). The vehicle is a further development of the Long March 6, with 2 YF-100 engines on the first stage as opposed to 1 on the Long March 6, augmented by 4 solid rocket boosters. The Long March 6A is China's first rocket with solid rocket boosters. The maiden launch of the Long March 6A took place 29 March 2022, successfully reaching orbit. It was also the first launch from the newly built launch complex 9A in Taiyuan.

Launch Sites used by Long March 6A

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center launch site

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

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