China’s Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket arrives at launch site

WENCHANG, Hainan, April 30 (Xinhua) — China’s Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket arrived at the launch base in Hainan, south China, on Sunday.

The launch vehicle departed from northern China’s Tianjin on April 24 and sailed 1,670 nautical miles before reaching Wenchang, Hainan Province.

The rocket will be used in the launch of the Shijian-18 communication satellite in June.

The Long March-5 carrier rocket made its maiden flight in Wenchang on Nov. 3, 2016.

Article by Yamei, from Xinhua complete Article [ HERE ]

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