China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 2D/YZ-3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 127 Failures: 7 Pending: 15


Launch Vehicle

Long March 2D/YZ-3

Family: Long March

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites. The YZ-3 variant includes a YZ-3 upper stage able to push satellites into higher orbits.


The first demonstration satellite for Hongyan, which is a planned constellation consisting of 320 satellites in low Earth orbit.

Launch Window

NET: December 29th 2018 - 08:00 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 29th 2018 - 07:53 UTC

Close: December 29th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

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Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603), Jiuquan




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