Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

Shijian-20

Launch Time
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:45 UTC
Return to flight for Long March 5.

Rocket

Long March 5
CASC
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 10,565 kN
Payload to LEO: 25,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 14,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 57.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Mission Details

Shijian-20

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

Location

Stats

2019

103rd orbital launch attempt

Long March 5

3rd mission
2nd successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission