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China launches medium-lift Long March-7A carrier rocket

China launches medium-lift Long March-7A carrier rocket

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China launches Long March-7A carrier rocket. Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua.
China launches Long March-7A carrier rocket. Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua.

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 Xinhua News Agency reports.

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.

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