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Tianlong-2 [Space Pioneer]

The Tianlong-2 (TL-2), is a Chinese commercial launch vehicle by the Space Pioneer (Beijing Tianbing Technology Co., Ltd.) company.

Tianlong-2 is 32.8 m tall and has a diameter 3.35 m and is fueled by Kerosene and liquid oxygen. Stage 1 is powered by three YF-102 bought from CASC with a total lift-off thrust of 190 t. Stage 2 is powered by a single TH-11 staged combustion cycle engine with a larger nozzle for vacuum operations and a thrust of 300 kN. The small third stage is powered by the TH-31 engine with 3 kN thrust.

The vehicle is designed to put a 2000 kg payload into a low 200 km orbit or 1500 kg into a sun synchronous orbit.

The first launch was conducted successfully on 2 April 2023.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Tianlong-2 Stage 1 / 3 × YF-102 Stage 2 / TH-11 (Vacuum) Stage 3 / TH-31
Tianlong-2R Stage 1 / 7 × TH-11 Stage 2 / TH-11 (Vacuum) Stage 3 / TH-31
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Tianlong-2 2000 1500 - - - -
No:       Type:         Serial  Date          LS                Payload

 1    1   Tianlong-2    Y1      02.04.2023    Jq LP-43/120      Jinta


Launch sites:

Jq  = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure

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