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Chinese sounding rocket launched

(Xinhua)    13:35, April 27, 2016
Chinese sounding rocket launched
The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is launched in in Danzhou, south China's Hainan on April 27, 2016. The head of the rocket was equipped with a new altitude control system. New materials of flexible carbon fiber were also used in the rocket to enable easier flight. [Photo: Xinhua]

HAIKOU, April 27 -- Chinese scientists launched a sounding rocket from south China's Hainan Province in the early hours of Wednesday.

Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. by the National Space Science Center (NSSC).

The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.


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(Editor:Yuan Can,Bianji)

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