Long March 7
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Third cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.
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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 7 – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Family: Long March 7
- Length: 53.1 m
- Diameter: 3.35 m
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13500 kg
The Long March 7 was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2016-06-25. Long March 7 has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. The Long March 7 is a Chinese liquid-fuelled launch vehicle of the Long March family, developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST). It made its inaugural flight on 25 June 2016 and is used to launch Tianzhou resupply spacecraft to the Chinese Space Station.
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.
Resupply mission success is pending , this space station should be on schedule to have all 3 sections attached to the space station and operational by the end of 2022.
Good luck to our Chinese space friends.
Great launch and we had “video coverage” which is a bonus folks.
Next stop the space station.!