Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

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

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 5B rocket as part of the Maiden Flight mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Tue, May 5th, 2020, 6:00 AM EDT from Wenchang, China. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 5B and experience the excitement for yourself.

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

The configuration of the CZ-5B variant consists of the Long March 5 core stage with its four strapped-on liquid-fueled boosters, but the usual second stage will be absent; in place of the second stage would be heavier low earth orbit payloads.

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.