China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 5

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 204 Failures: 8 Pending: 12

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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Shijian 20

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Shijian 20 is an experimental geostationary communications satellite. This is also a return-to-flight launch for Long March 5 after a July 2017 failure.

Long March 5


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Long March 5 is a Chinese heavy lift launch system developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). CZ-5 is the first Chinese vehicle designed from the ground up to focus on non-hypergolic liquid rocket propellants. Currently, two CZ-5 vehicle configurations are planned, with maximum payload capacities of ~25,000 kilograms (55,000 lb) to LEO and ~14,000 kilograms (31,000 lb) to GTO. The Long March 5 roughly matches the capabilities of American EELV heavy-class vehicles such as the Delta IV Heavy.

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Long March 5 conducts critical Return To Flight mission

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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Success
1 day, 1 hour ago
Eutelsat Konnect & GSAT-30
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Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 19 hours ago
Kuaizhou
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Success
2 days, 19 hours ago
Long March 2D
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Long March 3
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
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Success
3 weeks ago
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Rokot / Briz-KM
Success
3 weeks ago
Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & Blits-M
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Proton-M
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Elektro-L No.3
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Atlas V N22
Success
4 weeks ago
CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)
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Long March 4
Success
4 weeks ago
CBERS-4A
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