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Twenty Missions Prepare to Lift off in 2016
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2016-01-11

BEIJING, Jan. 7 (China Space News) — China will conduct more than 20 space missions this year, including a manned one and the maiden flights of two rockets, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

CASC plans to launch the Tiangong 2 space laboratory and the Shenzhou XI manned spacecraft and to test-fly the Long March 5 and Long March 7 rockets.

China will also launch two satellites for the domestically developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System and the Gaofen 3 for the Gaofen High-Resolution Earth Observation System.

This year will see more than 20 space launches, the most missions in a single year.