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Chang'e 6

Long March 5

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Mission

Chang’e 6

Type: Planetary Science

Chang’e 6/CE-6 is scheduled to launch around 2020. It will land in the the polar region of the Moon and get a sample for return to Earth

Location

Wenchang

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

17 rockets have launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Wenchang, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 5 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 5
Length: 57 m
Diameter: 5 m
Launch Mass: 867 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 25000 kg

The Long March 5 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2016-11-03. Long March 5 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Long March 5 is a Chinese heavy lift launch system developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). CZ-5 is the first Chinese vehicle designed from the ground up to focus on non-hypergolic liquid rocket propellants. Currently, two CZ-5 vehicle configurations are planned, with maximum payload capacities of ~25,000 kilograms (55,000 lb) to LEO and ~14,000 kilograms (31,000 lb) to GTO. The Long March 5 roughly matches the capabilities of American EELV heavy-class vehicles such as the Delta IV Heavy.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

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.

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