Long March 2F Long March 2F
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Mission

Note: Launch time is approximate. Probable reflight of the Chinese spaceplane capable of returning to Earth, which flew in orbit September 4 - 6, 2020.

Mission Type Government/Top Secret
Orbit Low Earth Orbit
Long March 2F
Long March 2F

The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Thrust 5985kN
Length 62m
Diameter 3.35m
LEO Capacity 8400kg
GTO Capacity Unknown
Launch Cost Unknown
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

Type Government
Administrator Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Launch Vehicles Long March
Spacecraft None
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)
Location Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Total Launches 18
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