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Live: China prepares to launch Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft

A Long March-7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft was vertically transported to the launchpad at Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China'...

Tianzhou-6

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit 201 Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Fifth cargo delivery mission to the Chinese space station.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 10, 2023, 2:27 p.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • May 10, 2023, 1:23 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • May 10, 2023, 1:14 p.m.

Livestream has started


Long March 7

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The Long March 7 is a Chinese liquid-fuelled launch vehicle of the Long March family, developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST). It made its inaugural flight on 25 June 2016 and is used to launch Tianzhou resupply spacecraft to the Chinese Space Station.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    53.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.2 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    7128 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 7
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 7
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Tianzhou-6


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6700 kg
Destination: Chinese Space Station
Serial Number: 6

Sixth operational Tianzhou spacecraft

Tianzhou Details

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 460 Failures: 14 Pending: 7

Agency Type:

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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