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Long March 7 rocket to make maiden flight in 2016

(People's Daily Online)    14:07, June 18, 2015
Long March 7 rocket. (Photo/Xinhua)

Long March 7 rocket has passed the joint assessment by the China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, which marks that the technical condition of Long March 7 rockets production has been identified, and in the next stage focus will be placed on rocket production, assembly and testing.

Long March 7 rocket is a new generation of medium-size launch vehicle with a high degree of reliability and security. It was developed to meet the demand of launching cargo spaceship to China's manned space station and upgrading carrier rockets for future manned spacecraft.

As a representative of the new-generation launch vehicle, Long March 7 rocket is a milestone of the leapfrog development of China's aerospace industry. It has profound impact on the long-term development and further promotion of China's aerospace capability.


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(Editor:Wang Ao,Huang Jin)

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