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Long March 11 carrier rockets to be used in country’s first sea launch

(People's Daily Online)    16:06, February 28, 2018

China’s Long March 11 carrier rockets will be deployed for the country’s first sea launch mission later this year, their developer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Feb. 27, Science and Technology Daily reported.

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The mission and the country’s carrier rockets signify a new area of service in which they will further satisfy the demands to launch low inclination satellites and better adapt to new missions, said Yang Yiqiang, general director of the Long March 11 project.

Sea launching requires much in the regard of carrier rockets capacity. For instance, the trial launches have to be simple as well as direct and suitable ways to control and launch the satellites have to be adopted due to sea turbulence and the flow of heat.

The Long March 11, a solid fuel rocket capable of fast speeds and high flexibility, can satisfying all the sea launch demands.

Before, Russia, the US, Ukraine and Norway invested in a sea launch joint venture which hasn’t carried out any launch service since 2014 for many reasons. Broadly speaking, the mission of the Long March 11 will be to realize continuation of sea launch of mankind. 

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