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China's Largest Carrier Rocket Long March-5 Makes New Flight
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2019-12-27

WENCHANG, Hainan, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China launched the third Long March-5, the largest carrier rocket of the country, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Friday evening.

The rocket, coded as Long March-5 Y3, blasted off from the coastal launch center at 8:45 p.m. (Beijing time), carrying the Shijian-20 technological experiment satellite weighing over eight tonnes, the heaviest and most advanced communications satellite of the country.

About 2,220 seconds later, the satellite was sent into its planned orbit.