Uncommon 1:150 scale model of the Long March 2E, a Chinese orbital carrier rocket from the Long March 2 family, which is also known as the Chang Zheng 2E, CZ-2E and LM-2E. The rocket stands 15.25″ in height and sits atop a black plastic base measuring 3″in diameter. In fine condition, with some trivial scuffing and residue, and one of the bottom thrusters missing. The Long March 2E was a three-stage carrier rocket that was designed to launch commercial communications satellites into geosynchronous transfer orbit. Launches took place from launch complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. The Long March 2E made its maiden flight on July 16, 1990. However, the rocket had design flaws that caused two launch failures and one partial failure in just seven missions. The rocket was retired on December 28, 1995, in favor of the Long March 3B.
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