Shijian 20

Overview

Destination: None
Mission: Communications

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

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.

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Additional Media

Video: Watch China's Long March-5 Y3 rocket blasts off from Wenchang

The third Long March-5 rocket, China’s largest carrier rocket, was successfully launched from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Friday. It is Chinas first inde...

Long March-5 Y3 launches Shijian-20

The Long March-5 Y3 launch vehicle launched the Shijian-20 technological experiment satellite from the Wenchang Space Launch Center, Hainan Province, China, ...

China launches Long March-5 rocket

China launches the third Long March-5 rocket, its largest carrier rocket. The carrier rocket will be tasked with launching China's first Mars probe and sendi...

Long March 5

Family: Long March 5
Configuration:

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    57.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    867 T
  • Thrust
    10600 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 5
  • Family
    Long March 5
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    25000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    14000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 218 Failures: 10 Pending: 10

Agency Type: Government

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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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Pad: Wenchang


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