This is a list of launches made by the Long March rocket family. Launch attempts aborted or scrubbed before liftoff, including ones such as the attempt to launch a Long March 2E with Optus B1 on 22 March 1992, where the engines were ignited but shut down on the pad, are not included. Launches made with the related Feng Bao 1 carrier rocket are not included.



Due to the size of the list, it has been split into several smaller articles:

Launch statistics

Rockets from the Long March family have accumulated a total of 447 launches as of 5 November 2022. Of these, 429 were successful, 11 were failures, and 7 were partial failures. The cumulative success rate is 96%.


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Anomalies and failures

A success is a launch that deploys all payloads into the correct orbit without damage. The launch vehicle may experience an anomaly that does not affect the mission. The payload may experience an anomaly that was not caused by the launch.

A partial failure is a launch that reaches orbit, but at least one payload was not deployed into the correct orbit without damage.[2] After a partial failure, a satellite may operate at reduced functionality or with a reduced lifetime. A common type of partial failure occurs when a satellite is deployed into a lower than intended orbit. The satellite can maneuver with its own propulsion system to reach the correct orbit, but this reduces the fuel available for station-keeping and shortens its operational life.[3]

A failure is a launch that destroys the satellite or does not deploy it into earth orbit.

References

  1. ^ Pietrobon, Steven (30 December 2018). "Chinese Launch Manifest". Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ Nowakowski, Tomasz (7 December 2015). "Russian Soyuz-2.1v Launch a Partial Failure". Spaceflight Insider. Archived from the original on 13 June 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. The mission was declared successful shortly after the launch, but the latest media reports indicate that one of the satellites did not separate from the rocket's upper stage and is most likely lost.
  3. ^ Jones, Andrew (19 June 2017). "China confirms partial failure of Zhongxing-9A launch, measures being taken". GBTIMES. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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