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China will launch CZ-5 carrier rocket in April

China will launch CZ-5 carrier rocket in April

A Long March-5B carrier rocket which is an experimental spacecraft is under plans to be launched by the Chinese Space Agency. The mission focuses on the broader spaceflight program which aims to send astronauts to its own future space station.

Key Points:

  • The Next-Generation spacecraft will launch China's largest carrier rocket from the southern island province of Hainan.
  • The launch has been scheduled to take place between mid to late April 2020.
  • The spacecraft has been developed for operating manned space exploration with a primary focus on China's space station. It will be a reusable spacecraft.
  • China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) will be larger in size than the current Shenzhou spacecraft of China.

Note:

  • The Long March 5 is also known as LM-5, CZ-5, or Changzheng 5.
  • The Long March 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology from the ground up and focusses on liquid rocket propellants that do not ignite spontaneously on mixing with another substance.

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