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Chang Zheng 2F
Part of CZ Family
CZ-2F on pad
CZ-2F on pad
Chinese orbital launch vehicle. Man-rated version of CZ-2E, designed for launch of the Shenzhou spacecraft. Little difference externally. Modifications were related to improved redundancy of systems, strengthened upper stage to handle large 921-1 spacecraft fairing and launch escape tower. President Jiang Zemin gave the name 'Shenjian' ('Divine Arrow') to the CZ-2F after the successful launch of the Shenzhou-3 mission.

AKA: Chang Zheng-2F;CZ-2F;Divine Arrow;Long March 2F;Shenjian. Status: Active. First Launch: 1999-11-19. Last Launch: 2016-10-22. Number: 13 . Payload: 8,400 kg (18,500 lb). Thrust: 5,920.00 kN (1,330,860 lbf). Gross mass: 464,000 kg (1,022,000 lb). Height: 62.00 m (203.00 ft). Diameter: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 8,400 kg (18,500 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 57.00 degrees. Payload: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) to a GTO.

Stage Data - CZ-2F

  • Stage 0. 4 x CZ-2E-0. Gross Mass: 41,000 kg (90,000 lb). Empty Mass: 3,200 kg (7,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 816.285 kN (183,508 lbf). Isp: 291 sec. Burn time: 128 sec. Isp(sl): 261 sec. Diameter: 2.25 m (7.38 ft). Span: 2.26 m (7.41 ft). Length: 15.33 m (50.29 ft). Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. No Engines: 1. Engine: YF-20B. Other designations: LB-40. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 1. 1 x CZ-2E-1. Gross Mass: 196,500 kg (433,200 lb). Empty Mass: 9,500 kg (20,900 lb). Thrust (vac): 3,265.143 kN (734,033 lbf). Isp: 289 sec. Burn time: 166 sec. Isp(sl): 261 sec. Diameter: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Span: 6.00 m (19.60 ft). Length: 23.70 m (77.70 ft). Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. No Engines: 4. Engine: YF-20B. Other designations: L-180. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x CZ-2E-2. Gross Mass: 91,500 kg (201,700 lb). Empty Mass: 5,500 kg (12,100 lb). Thrust (vac): 831.005 kN (186,817 lbf). Isp: 298 sec. Burn time: 295 sec. Isp(sl): 260 sec. Diameter: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Span: 3.35 m (10.99 ft). Length: 15.52 m (50.91 ft). Propellants: N2O4/UDMH. No Engines: 1. Engine: YF-25/23. Other designations: L-90. Status: In Production.


More at: Chang Zheng 2F.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: China. Spacecraft: Shenzhou, Shenzhou OM, Ban Xing, Tiangong. Launch Sites: Jiuquan, Jiuquan SLS. Stages: CZ-2E-1, CZ-2E-2, LB-40. Agency: CALT.
Photo Gallery

CZ-2F at LA4CZ-2F at LA4


CZ-2F LRBCZ-2F LRB


CZ-2FCZ-2F


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.
Credit: © Mark Wade


CZ-2F RolloutCZ-2F Rollout


CZ-2F in VABCZ-2F in VAB


CZ-2F Escape TowerCZ-2F Escape Tower


CZ-2F Rollout BigCZ-2F Rollout Big


CZ-2F on pad FullCZ-2F on pad Full



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