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New carrier rocket sets China record

By Zhao Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2015-09-21 07:59

Maiden mission of Long March-6 from Shanxi carries 20 satellites into orbit

China staged the maiden flight of its latest Long March-6 rocket on Sunday, taking 20 satellites into space - a record for the most launched by a single Chinese rocket.

The launch, which took place just after 7 am at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, also marked the first use of a new-generation, eco-friendly engine.

New carrier rocket sets China record

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