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CZ-7 (Chang Zheng-7)

CZ-7/YZ1A [CCTV]

The CZ-7 series of rockets is a modular launch vehicle family to replace the CZ-2, CZ-3 and CZ-4 series.

The vehicle is fueled by Kerosene and LOX and features a 3.35 m core with two YF-100 engines. The stage 2 has the same diameter and uses the same fuels. The vehicle can be augmented by two or four 2.25 m boosters, each also powered by an YF-100 engine. A cryogenic upper stage is also available for high energy orbits.

The basic CZ-7 version with four boosters was initially called CZ-2F/H.

The initial launch site is the new Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the Hainan province. The maiden flight is planned for the end of 2015 or early 2016.

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
CZ-7 (300) - K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 -
CZ-7 (320) 2 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 -
CZ-7 (320+ HO) 2 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 H-3-3
CZ-7 (340) 4 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 -
CZ-7 (340 + HO) 4 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 H-3-3
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
CZ-7 (300) - - - -
CZ-7 (320) 3000 - - - -
CZ-7 (320 + HO) 1500
CZ-7 (340) 10000 - - - -
CZ-7 (340 + HO) 6000
No:       Type:             Serial    Date            LS            Payload

 1    1   CZ-7/YZ1A         Y1        25.06.2016      We LP-201     DFFC / Aoxiang Zhixing / Tiange Feixingqi 1 / Tiange Feixingqi 2 / Aolong 1 /
                                                                    ZGZ Shiyan Zhuangzhi


Planned:


 x    1   CZ-7              .         xx.xx.2017      We LP-201     Tianzhou 1
 x    x   CZ-7              .         xx.xx.2018      We LP-201     Tianzhou 2


Launch sites:

We  = Wenchang Space Launch Center (WSLC), Hainan, China China


F       Failure
P       Partial Failure