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CZ-NGLV-200



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CZ-NGLV-200
Credit: © Mark Wade
Chinese orbital launch vehicle. The Long March New Generation Launch Vehicle series small launcher would use the 2.25 m diameter module as the first stage and a single upper stage of the same diameter (probably the existing YF-73 stage of the CZ-3). Payload was given as 1.5 tonnes into low earth orbit. First launch was expected after 2008. Although the configuration was not shown at the Wuzhai Air Show in 2002 it re-emerged at the FAI in 2003. It seemed to be in competition with the all-solid-propellant KT-1, KT-2, and KT-2A series.

LEO Payload: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) to a 300 km orbit at 42.00 degrees.

Stage Data - CZ-NGLV-200

  • Stage 1. 1 x CZ-NGLV-200. Gross Mass: 69,000 kg (152,000 lb). Empty Mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb). Thrust (vac): 1,340.170 kN (301,282 lbf). Isp: 336 sec. Burn time: 150 sec. Isp(sl): 301 sec. Diameter: 2.25 m (7.38 ft). Span: 4.60 m (15.00 ft). Length: 25.00 m (82.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 1. Engine: YF-120t. Status: Development 2004. From top to bottom the 2.25-m Chinese new generation launch vehicle consists of a 42.3 cubic meter liquid oxygen tank, an intertank section, a 22.0 cubic meter kerosene tank, and an engine section with one gimballed LOX /Kerosene engines of 1200 kN vacuum thrust. The oxygen tank is pressurised using oxygen bled from the engine and helium is used to pressurise the kerosene tank. The engines can be throttled to 65% of rated thrust. Burn time shown assumes full thrust during engine burn.
  • Stage 2. 1 x CZ-3-3. Gross Mass: 10,500 kg (23,100 lb). Empty Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Thrust (vac): 44.100 kN (9,914 lbf). Isp: 425 sec. Burn time: 800 sec. Diameter: 2.25 m (7.38 ft). Span: 2.25 m (7.38 ft). Length: 7.48 m (24.54 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: YF-73. Other designations: H-8. Status: In Production.

AKA: Long March Next Generation Light Launch Vehicle; Chang Zheng-5-2.25; CZ-NGLV-Light; CZ-5-2.25.
Status: In development.
Gross mass: 82,000 kg (180,000 lb).
Payload: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb).
Height: 33.00 m (108.00 ft).
Diameter: 2.25 m (7.38 ft).
Span: 2.25 m (7.38 ft).
Thrust: 1,200.00 kN (269,700 lbf).
Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • CZ-NGLV China's family of new generation expendable launch vehicles began development in 2000. Boosters of various capabilities would be assembled from three modular stages of 2.25 m, 3.35 m and 5.0 m diameter. These would be powered by new variable-thrust 120 tonne thrust Lox/Kerosene engines or 50 tonne thrust Lox/LH2 engines. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • CALT Chinese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing, China. More...

Associated Stages
  • CZ-NGLV-200 Lox/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 69,000/6,000 kg. Thrust 1,340.17 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 336.3 seconds. From top to bottom the 2.25-m Chinese new generation launch vehicle consists of a 42.3 cubic meter liquid oxygen tank, an intertank section, a 22.0 cubic meter kerosene tank, and an engine section with one gimballed LOX /Kerosene engines of 1200 kN vacuum thrust. The oxygen tank is pressurised using oxygen bled from the engine and helium is used to pressurise the kerosene tank. The engines can be throttled to 65% of rated thrust. Burn time shown assumes full thrust during engine burn. More...
  • CZ-YF-73 Lox/LH2 propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 10,500/2,000 kg. Thrust 44.10 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 425 seconds. More...

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