The current page: Home -> Space Transportation



The LM-2F, which is mainly used for manned space flight missions, was developed from the LM-2E launch vehicle, which in turn was based on the proven flight technology of the LM-2C launch vehicle. Conceptual design of the LM-2E launch vehicle began in 1986, and the vehicle was launched on the world launch services market following a successful test flight in July 1990.

On November 20, 1999, a LM-2F vehicle performed the first successful, unmanned, test flight of a Chinese manned space capsule.

On October 15, 2003, Shenzhou 5 successfully accomplished the China's first manned spaceflight. Sept. 25, 2008 saw the successful launch of the Shenzhou 7, and China's first space walk.

(as of April 1, 2010)

LM-2F Launch Record

No. Launch Vehicle Launch Date Payload Mission Launch Center Result
1 LM-2F F01 20 Nov. 1999 First manned spacecraft test flight LEO JSLC Success
2 LM-2F F02 10 Jan. 2001 Shenzhou 2 LEO JSLC Success
3 LM-2F F03 25 Mar. 2002 Shenzhou 3 LEO JSLC Success
4 LM-2F F04 30 Dec. 2002 Shenzhou 4 LEO JSLC Success
5 LM-2F F05 15 Oct. 2003 Shenzhou 5 LEO JSLC Success
6 LM-2F F06 12Oct.. 05 Shenzhou 6 LEO JSLC Success
7 LM-2F F07 25Sept. 08 Shenzhou 7 LEO JSLC Success
Note: In the "Launch Vehicle" column, "FXX" indicates the number of launch vehicle flights.