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Long_March_2A

Long March 2A

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The Long March 2A, also known as the Chang Zheng 2A, CZ-2A and LM-2A, was a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It was launched from Launch Area 2B at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. It was a 2-stage rocket, and flew just once, on 5 November 1974. During this flight, a cable connecting the pitch rate control gyroscope to the guidance system became disconnected, resulting in a loss of control and launch failure. The rocket was subsequently replaced by the more capable Long March 2C.

The intended payloads for the Long March 2A were FSW-1 reconnaissance satellites.

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