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China's new carrier rocket succeeds in first trip
 
Date:2015-09-21  Source:Xinhua News Agency
China's new carrier rocket succeeds in first trip

A new model of China's carrier rocket Long March-6 carrying 20 micro-satellites blasts off from the launch pad at 7:01 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, Sept 20, 2015. The new carrier rocket will be mainly used for the launch of micro-satellites and the 20 micro-satellites will be used for space tests. [Photo/Xinhua] 

 

TAIYUAN - China successfully launched a new model of carrier rocket, Long March-6, at 7:01 am Sunday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

The rocket carried 20 micro-satellites into the space, which will be used for space tests.

The new rocket is fueled by liquid propellant made of liquid oxygen and kerosene. It is China's first carrier rocket that uses fuel free of toxicity and pollution, said the source with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, which designed the rocket.

The launch has tested the feasibility and accuracy of the rocket's design as well as other new technologies.

The new carrier rocket will be mainly used for the launch of micro-satellites.

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