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Wentian
Mission
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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.

Mission Type Human Exploration
Orbit Low Earth Orbit
Long March 5B
Long March 5B

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.

Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Thrust 10565kN
Length 53.66m
Diameter 5m
LEO Capacity 25000kg
GTO Capacity Unknown
Launch Cost Unknown
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.

Type Government
Administrator Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Launch Vehicles Long March
Spacecraft None
Wenchang
Wenchang
Location Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Total Launches 13
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