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CZ-7 (Chang Zheng-7)

CZ-7 (Tianzhou 3) [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
CZ-7 4 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 / YF-115
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
CZ-7 - - - -
No:       Type:             Serial    Date            LS            Payload

 2    1   CZ-7              Y2        20.04.2017      We LC-201     Tianzhou 1 / SilkRoad-1 01
 5    2   CZ-7              Y3        29.05.2021      We LC-201     Tianzhou 2
 6    3   CZ-7              Y4        20.09.2021      We LC-201     Tianzhou 3


 x    x   CZ-7              .         xx.xx.202x      We LC-201     Tianzhou 4

Launch sites:

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

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure

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