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Shijian-17

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geostationary Orbit 101 Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

This will be the maiden flight of the Long March 5, which is China's next-generation heavy-lift space launch system, comparable in performance to the European Ariane 5 and the U.S. Delta IV Heavy. The rocket is powered by RP-1 and Hydrogen, and will be able to place 25 tonnes into low earth orbit. It is carrying Shijian-17, an experimental satellite, reportedly tasked with testing ion propulsion systems for future space station keeping uses.

Long March 5/YZ-2

Family: Long March 5
Configuration: YZ-2

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 5/YZ-2
  • Family
    Long March 5
  • Variant
    YZ-2
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 5/YZ-2
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 424 Failures: 13 Pending: 5

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 Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

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