Long March 3C/E | Chang'e 5-T1

Long March 3C/E | Chang'e 5-T1

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China













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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.


Long March 3C/E

Height 55.64 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 3900 kg

Liftoff Thrust 5923 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 8000 kg

Liftoff Mass 344 Tonnes

Launch Success 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 2014-10-23

Launch Failures 0



Chinese Lunar Exploration Program

The Chinese Lunar Exploration Program also known as the Chang'e Project after the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e, is an ongoing series of robotic Moon missions by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The program incorporates lunar orbiters, landers, rovers and sample return spacecraft, launched using Long March rockets.

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