China launches first Long March 6C rocket

May 7, 2024

Space News

The new Long March 6C rocket successfully inserted four satellites into orbit late Monday on its debut flight.

The first Long March 6C rocket lifted off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China, at 11:21 Eastern, May 6 (0321 UTC on May 7). The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST), the rocket’s manufacturer, confirmed launch success within an hour of liftoff.

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