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My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

By Guo Kai | | Updated: 2017-07-02 13:31

Long March 6 - first using non-toxic and non-polluting fuel

My family members - Long March carrier rocket series

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]

It is a three-stage rocket, about 29 meters in length, mainly used to launch micro-satellites. It can lift 500 kilograms to the Sun-synchronous orbit.

Fueled by liquid propellant - liquid oxygen and kerosene - the new carrier rocket is China's first that uses fuel free of toxicity and pollution.

On Sept 20, 2015, it carried 20 micro-satellites into the space in its maiden flight.

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