Long March 6
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|Function||Small carrier rocket|
|Country of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Diameter||2.25 metres (7 ft 5 in)|
|500 kilograms (1,100 lb)|
Long March 6
|Thrust||1,177 kilonewtons (265,000 lbf)|
The Long March 6 (Chinese: 长征系列运载火箭 6, Chang Zheng 6), abbreviated CZ-6 or LM-6 is a Chinese liquid-fuelled carrier rocket, which is being developed by CASC and CALT, and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2013. It is a light capacity rocket, which will be capable of placing 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) of payload into a sun-synchronous orbit.
The first stage of the Long March 6 will be derived from the booster rockets being developed for the Long March 5 rocket. It will be powered by a YF-100 engine, which will generate 1,177 kilonewtons/265,000 pounds-force/120 tonnes-force of thrust from burning RP-1 paraffin, with liquid oxygen being used as an oxidiser.
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