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Maiden Flight

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Maiden Flight

Type: Test 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

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

18 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 5B – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 5
Length: 53.66 m
Diameter: 5 m
Launch Mass: 837 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 25000 kg

The Long March 5B was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2020-05-05. Long March 5B has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. 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.

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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