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Launch Time
NET December, 2019
Return to flight for Long March 5.


Long March 5/YZ-2
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 8,240 kN
Payload to LEO: 25,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 45,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 57.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Mission Details


Shijian-20 was to be the maiden flight of the DFH-5 ultra-high-performance satellite platform, featuring a high-thrust ion propulsion. It provides payload power up to 28 Kilowatts. The satellite hosted a Ka-band of 70 Gbps heigh-throughput communications payload. Also an optical infrared laser communications terminal for downlinks with data rates of upt to 4.8 Gbit/s was on board. Reportedly an experimental quantum communications payload, similar to the one on QSS (Mozi), was also carried.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 7,600 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit