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Tianhe

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Tianhe

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Tianhe (which translates as “Heavenly Harmony”) is the core module and backbone of the Chinese space station, designed to provide the main living quarters and control centre for the station crew.

Tianhe

Location


101

Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China

101 has witnessed the launch of 11 rockets, including 11 orbital launch attempts, while Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 27 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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