Maiden Flight

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status


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.



Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

10 launches have been at this location.

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


Long March 5B

Length: 53.66 meters
Diameter: 5 meters
First Launched: May 5, 2020

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.

The Long March 5B rocket has been launched a total of 1 times with 1 successful and 0 failed launches.


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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