China to launch new carrier rocket

Beijing, June 22: China plans to launch its new generation Long March-7 carrier rocket from June 25-29, officials said on Wednesday,June 22.

The rocket has been moved vertically to the launch pad after a three-hour transport from the test lab this morning, the officials said.


The Long March-7, a medium-sized rocket using liquid propellant, can carry up to 13.5 tonnes to low Earth orbit, a news agency reported.

It will transport cargo for China's planned space station and is expected to become a main carrier for space launches.


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