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

Long March 3 series – thin-necked

My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec 2, 2013. [Photo by He Haiyang/Asianewsphoto]

Long March 3 rockets with three stages usually are known for their thin necks.

Its first and second stage rockets have a diameter of 3.35 meters while its third stage rocket has a diameter of 2.25 meters. The fairing has a diameter of more than 4 meters in some missions.

The famous missions of Long March 3 rockets include the launch of China's Chang'e lunar probes and rover to moon.

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