The sky’s the limit in China’s development of space rockets
SpaceX’s Falcon 9, which sent two US astronauts to the International Space Station on the first commercial flight on May 30, wasn’t the only recent milestone in space. China’s 28-year-old “golden rocket,” made in Shanghai, also made headlines the next day.
The Long March-2D carrier rocket, developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, sent two satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gansu Province on May 31.
The satellites, Gaofen-9 and HEAD-4, were successfully placed in orbit.
Read more at Shanghai Daily.
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