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Wentian

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Wentian is the first Laboratory Cabin Module (LCM) and second major component of the Chinese spacestation. It will provide additional navigation avionics, propulsion and orientation control as backup functions for the Core Cabin Module (CCM) as well as a pressurized environment for researchers to conduct science experiments in zero gravity.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • July 24, 2022, 6:40 a.m.

Launch success


Cosmic_Penguin • July 24, 2022, 6:23 a.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • July 24, 2022, 5:59 a.m.

Updated T-0


Long March 5B

Family: Long March 5
Configuration: B

The configuration of the CZ-5B variant consists of the Long March 5 core stage with its four strapped-on liquid-fueled boosters, but the usual second stage will be absent; in place of the second stage would be heavier low earth orbit payloads.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    53.66 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    837 T
  • Thrust
    10565 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 5B
  • Family
    Long March 5
  • Variant
    B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 5B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    25000 kg
  • 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: 447 Failures: 13 Pending: 9

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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