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China’s Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket to fly again around November in crucial test


China’s Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket to fly again around November in crucial test The return-to-flight mission will carry an experimental, 300 Gbps telecommunications satellite based on a new, large DFH-5 satellite platform. Future DFH-5's will deliver 1 terabit per second, up from the current 20 Gbps with DFH-4. China’s most powerful rocket will fly for the third time late this year, with success of the launch to be crucial to upcoming projects including a lunar sample return, space station module launch and a 2020 mission to Mars.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Mar 15)

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