China's new large carrier rocket, Long March 5B, makes its first flight at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province May 5. [Photo by Su Dong/For China Daily]
A technology company based in Suzhou New District has contributed to the smooth maiden launch of the Long March 5B heavy-lift carrier rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province May 5, local media reported.
Dangling Technology Co played its role by simulating the mechanical environment of the carrier rocket and issuing a report on its reliability for lift off.
Due to instant ignition, the launch vehicle had to withstand a huge impact during its lift-off and undergo continuous vibration after take off. So, a thorough check was essential to ensure that the spacecraft could work well in any aviation environment.
Dongling's simulations started in 2018 and has since then carried out numerous tests on an independently developed 35-ton electric vibration test system.
With expertise in evaluating launch vehicles' mechanical capabilities and finding solutions to improve their reliability, the company has played an active role in China's space industry, contributing to the Shenzhou series, the country's operational crewed spacecraft family, Tiangong I and II space labs, Tianzhou I cargo spaceship, Fengyun meteorological satellites, and the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. Dangling has also won market recognition in the aviation test field.