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June 26, 2016
China launches new carrier rocket: state media
Beijing (AFP) June 25, 2016
China blasted off its "Long March-7" new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme. The medium-sized, two-stage rocket is expected to become the main carrier for China's future space missions. It can carry up to 13.5 tonnes to low-Earth orbit - a payload one and a half times greater than those of China's existing rockets. "The more our rockets can lift, t ... read more

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