Posts Tagged ‘Long March’

Long March 5 Simulation

June 9, 2010

This video is made for the “Space Museum Home” (太空家园馆) of Shanghai World Expo by Pockn. For “Space Museum Home”, there is another video here.

Long March 5 (LM-5, CZ-5, or Changzheng 5) is a Chinese next-generation heavy lift launch system that is currently under development by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). Currently, six CZ-5 vehicle configurations[1] are planned for different missions, with a maximum payload capacity of 25,000 kg to LEO and 14,000 kg to GTO. The Long March 5 will have the second largest “carrying capacity factor” of any rocket after Boeing’s Delta IV Heavy.[2] The CZ-5 rocket is due to be first launched in 2014 from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan island.


China starts to design a new medium launch vehicle CZ-7

March 5, 2010

Xinhua news reported today that China will start a new Project on its next-generation of Long March (CZ) rockets – medium launch vehicle CZ-7 or Long March 7 (我国立项研制长征七号 明年安排21次火箭发射). Chinese CZ series has launch vehicles for lifting weight less than 5 metric tons, lifting weight between 5 and 10 metric tons, and lifting weight around 20 metric tons (the on-going CZ-5), but not launch weight between 10 and 20 metric tons. CZ-7 aims to close the gap. CZ-7 will be designed based on CZ-2F and has a temporary name of CZ-2F(Altered) rocket or 长征二号F(换)型火箭. China hopes that this new rocket can be used in Chang’e program.

The possible capacity of Long March 5

September 26, 2009

Long March rocket (长征) is a family of expendable launch systems operated by China. Development and design falls under the auspices of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. In English, the rockets are abbreviated as LM- for export and CZ- within China. The rockets are named after the Long March of Chinese communist history.