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My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

By Guo Kai | | Updated: 2017-07-02 13:31

Long March 11 – sole solid-propellant rocket

My family members - Long March carrier rocket seriesA

A simulation image. [Photo/]

It is the shortest in my family, but is a four-stage solid-propellant rocket. It is the only series in the Long March family that uses solid propellants.

It is 20.8 meters in length and weighs 58 tons. It can lift 700 kilograms to LEO and 350 kilograms to the Sun-synchronous orbit.

It is mainly used for launching micro-satellites in the case of natural disasters or emergencies.

A Long March-11 rocket carried four micro-satellites into space on Sept 25, 2015.

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