Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

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Wenchang 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.

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Maiden Flight

This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also the first test flight for China's new generation crewed spacecraft.

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Long March 5B


Height 53.66 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 10565 kN

Diameter 5.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 25000 kg

Liftoff Mass 837 Tonnes


Launch Success 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 2020-05-05

Launch Failures 0


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