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Two Long March carrier rockets arrive at launch center


08-07-2016 12:50 BJT

Two carrier rockets for the new round of China's manned space mission have arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

The rockets are Long March-FT2 carrier rocket and the Long March F-Yao 11. The FT2 will carry China's second space lab Tiangong-2, scheduled for mid-September.

The F-Yao 11 will be used in the Shenzhou-11 manned flight in mid-October. Two astronauts will be on board, to dock with Tiangong-2.

According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, the center will carry out the rocket assembly and tests.

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