China to launch new carrier rocket

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

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, Xinhua 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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