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)
20 Nov. 1999
First manned spacecraft test flight
10 Jan. 2001
25 Mar. 2002
30 Dec. 2002
15 Oct. 2003
In the “Launch Vehicle” column, “FXX” indicates the number of launch vehicle flights.