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Friday, October 28, 2016, 16:15

China to launch Long March-5 carrier rocket in Nov

By Xinhua
China to launch Long March-5 carrier rocket in Nov
China's Long March-2F carrier rocket transporting the manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwestern China's Gansu Province on October 17, 2016. (Photo / AFP)

BEIJING - China's largest carrier rocket, the Long March-5 , will make its first trip into space in early November this year.

China's largest carrier rocket, the Long March-5, will make its first trip into space in early November this year

The rocket, which arrived at the Wenchang launch center in south China's Hainan Province in September, was transported to the launch area on Friday morning, after finishing final assembly and tests, said the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND).

With the strongest carrying capacity in China, the rocket will receive functional examinations and further tests before launch.

According to the SASTIND, the Long March-5 integrates top space technologies, including non-toxic environmentally-friendly fuel and a highly stable controlling system, representing a landmark in the country's carrier rockets.

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