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Wentian

Long March 5B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

Wentian

Type: Human Exploration

Wentian is the first Laboratory Cabin Module (LCM) and second major component of the Chinese spacestation. It will provide additional navigation avionics, propulsion and orientation control as backup functions for the Core Cabin Module (CCM) as well as a pressurized environment for researchers to conduct science experiments in zero gravity.

Location

Wenchang

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

14 rockets have launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

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

Rocket

Long March 5B

Length: 53.66 meters
Diameter: 5 meters
First Launch: 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 2 times with 2 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

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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