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Maiden Flight

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Maiden Flight

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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.

Maiden Flight

Location


101

Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China

101 has witnessed the launch of 10 rockets, including 10 orbital launch attempts, while Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 26 rocket launches.

101

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 5B

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.

Long March 5B

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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