Long March 5B
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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.
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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 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 4 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 4 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.
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.