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Iridium MFS 1 & 2

Long March 2C-III/SD

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status


Iridium MFS 1 & 2

Type: Test Flight

The Iridium-MFS payloads were mass models of the Iridium communications satellites. Two were launched to test the new CZ-2C (2) SD launch vehicle and the payload dispenser.


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Launch Complex 7

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

120 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 7, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China


Long March 2C-III/SD – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

  • Family: Long March 2
  • Length: 42 m
  • Diameter: 3.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 192 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3850 kg

The Long March 2C-III/SD was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 1997-09-01. Long March 2C-III/SD has 7 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. The Long March 2C is a family of expendable launch vehicles made and operated by China. It is a two stage launch vehicle with storable propellants, consisting of Nitrogen Tetroxide and Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine.


China Aerospace Corporation – CASC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: CASC
  • Country: CHN
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