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China launches medium-lift Long March-7A carrier rocket
Last Updated: 2021-03-12 02:58 | Xinhua
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A long march-7A Y2 carrier rocket blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, south China's Hainan Province, March 12, 2021. China launched its Long March-7A Y2 carrier rocket on Friday from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's island province of Hainan. The rocket blasted off at 1:51 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the launch site, sending an experimental satellite into the planned orbit. The satellite will be mainly used for in-orbit tests of new technologies including space environment monitoring. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
 
China launched its Long March-7A Y2 carrier rocket on Friday from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's island province of Hainan.
 
The rocket blasted off at 1:51 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the launch site, sending an experimental satellite into the planned orbit.
 
The satellite will be mainly used for in-orbit tests of new technologies including space environment monitoring.
 
A modified version of the Long March-7 rocket, the launch vehicle represents the new generation of China's medium-sized high-orbit rocket. It has a carrying capacity of at least 7 tonnes for the geosynchronous orbit.
 
This was the 362nd flight mission of the Long March rocket series.

(Editor:Wang Su)

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China launches medium-lift Long March-7A carrier rocket
Source:Xinhua | 2021-03-12 02:58
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