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China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base
by Staff Writers
Beijing (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2016


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Beijing sent on Friday its largest carrier rocket dubbed Long March-5 (Changzheng-5 in Chinese) to the country's southern province of Hainan, where the launch base is situated.

Two rocket-carrying ships were expected to deliver the rocket to Qinglan Port in Wenchang in a week, the Shanghai daily reported.

The newspaper added that Long March-5 was planned to carry the lunar probe in 2017 and could be used to launch both Mars probes and Beijing's space station modules. Long March 5 is China's largest ever rocket.

It is developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

Source: Sputnik News


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