Long March 5B
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Type: Human Exploration
Mengtian is the second Laboratory Cabin Module (LCM) and third major component of the Chinese spacestation. It will provide a pressurized environment for researchers to conduct science experiments in zero gravity.
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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
23 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.