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CZ-7/YZ1A (Chang Zheng-7/YZ1A)


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/YZ1A 4 × K-2-1 / YF-100 K-3-1 / 2 × YF-100 K-3-2 / 4 × YF-115 YZ-1A / YF-50D
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
CZ-7 - - - -
No:       Type:             Serial    Date            LS            Payload

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


Launch sites:

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

F       Failure
P       Partial Failure

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