Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 5B Rocket

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is scheduled to launch a Long March 5B rocket as part of the Maiden Flight mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission is on Wed, Apr 29th, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT from Wenchang, China. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Maiden Flight

This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also the first test flight for China's new generation crewed spacecraft.

Location

Wenchang, China

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.