China successfully launched its carrier rocket, Long March-7, from a new launch center in Wenchang, Hainan province on June 25, 2016. (Photo/Xinhua)
7. Long March-7 carrier rocket
China successfully launched its new-generation carrier rocket Long March-7 from a new launch center in Wenchang, Hainan province on June 25, 2016.
Long March-7 is a medium-sized, two-stage rocket that can carry up to 13.5 tons into low-Earth orbit. Experts predict that the 53.1-meter-long, 597-ton rocket will become the main carrier for China's future space missions.