The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua
Space

China launches new Long March-8 rocket in step towards reusable space vehicles

  • The rocket carries five satellites into space on its maiden flight after launch from Hainan
  • Future variant of the rocket will be reusable, enabling cheaper, more frequent launches as China seeks to grow its share of the space launch market

Topic |   Space
The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-8 rocket is prepared for its launch in Hainan, southern China. Photo: Xinhua
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