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China's Long March-6C rocket makes maiden flight
SOURCE: CASC     UPDATED: 2024-05-07

China's Long March-6C carrier rocket made its debut flight on Tuesday, placing four satellites in space.

The rocket blasted off at 11:21 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, sending Neptune-01 and Smart-1C, as well as a wide-band optical satellite and a high-resolution video satellite into planned orbits.

It was the 520th flight mission of the Long March series rockets.