Long March 5
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Shijian 20 is an experimental geostationary communications satellite. This is also a return-to-flight launch for Long March 5 after a July 2017 failure.
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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
22 rockets have launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
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.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Administration: Chairman & 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.