Tuesday, May 07, 2024

China's Long March-6C Carrier Rocket Successfully Makes Debut Flight

Long March-6C Carrier Rocket

China's newest Long March-6C carrier rocket successfully made its first flight on Tuesday and delivered several satellites into orbit, the state-run China Central Television reported.

The rocket was launched at 11:21 local time (03:21 GMT) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, located in China's northern Shanxi Province.

Long March-6C is a two-stage-to-orbit liquid-fueled rocket carrier, which is planned to be used to perform launches to low-Earth and heliosynchronous orbits. 

The rocket has the height of 43 meters (141 feet) and the launch mass of about 215 tonnes. It can deliver a payload of up to 2.4 tonnes to a heliosynchronous orbit.

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