Long March 5 / YZ-2
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Government/Top Secret
This will be the maiden flight of the Long March 5, which is China’s next-generation heavy-lift space launch system, comparable in performance to the European Ariane 5 and the U.S. Delta IV Heavy. The rocket is powered by RP-1 and Hydrogen, and will be able to place 25 tonnes into low earth orbit.
It is carrying Shijian-17, an experimental satellite, reportedly tasked with testing ion propulsion systems for future space station keeping uses.
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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/YZ-2 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 5
The Long March 5/YZ-2 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on . Long March 5/YZ-2 has 1 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.
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.