China prepares to launch Long March-8 Y1 rocket
by Staff Writers
Wenchang (XNA) Dec 17, 2020
China's Long March-8 Y1 rocket was vertically transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's Hainan province on Wednesday, according to the China National Space Administration.
Next, the rocket will be filled with propellant and readied for launch in late December, according to the administration. China's newest carrier rocket-the Long March 8-will soon make its debut flight from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, the China National Space Administration said on Wednesday.
The first Long March 8 rocket was moved to its launch pad on the coast of the island province on Wednesday morning, the administration said in a statement, and the rocket will be injected with propellants in due course. The launch will take place before the end of this month, the administration added.
Designed and built by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned conglomerate China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the Long March 8 will be tasked with meeting surging demand for launch services from commercial satellite companies at home and abroad.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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