Chang Zheng-11

The Long March 11 is a four-stage, solid-propellant, small-load launch vehicle, capable of placing up to 350 kg payload to 700 km SSO, or up to 700 kg to LEO. The launcher has been designed with rapid-response capability, allowing it to be readied for launch within 24 hours. An improved variant will be capable of delivering 1,700 kg payload to orbit, and a sea-launched design has also been proposed. The launcher could also be turned into solid rocket boosters for a liquid-propellant heavy-lift orbital launch system.

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Chang Zheng-4

The Long March 4 (Chang Zheng-4, or CZ-4) is a family of three-stage, liquid-propellant orbital launch vehicles introduced in the 1980s for Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) launch missions. It was based on the two-stage CZ-2, but added with a hypergolic third-stage in order to reach higher orbit. The early variant CZ-4A has retired and been succeeded by the improved B and C variants.

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Chang Zheng-3

The Long March 3 (Chang Zheng-3, or CZ-3) is a family of space launch vehicles designed for Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and translunar orbit missions. The launch vehicle was based on the first- and second-stage of the CZ-2, and was added with a cryogenic third-stage. The early variant CZ-3 has now retired and been replaced by the improved CZ-3A/B/C series, which continues to support China’s satellite and lunar exploration programme until the introduction of the new-generation launch vehicles.

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