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Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket arrives at Wenchang

CCTV.com

05-02-2017 08:24 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

China's preparations for a satellite launch in June are moving forward. The Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket has arrived at Wenchang launch base in the southernmost province of Hainan.

The launch vehicle departed from the northern port city of Tianjin a week ago.  It sailed nearly 17-hundred nautical miles to Wenchang. The rocket will be used to launch the domestically-made Shijian-18 communication satellite in June.

The Long March-5 made its inaugural flight last November. And just over a week ago, Wenchang witnessed the launch of China's first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1.

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