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China prepares to launch Long March-8 Y1 rocket
China prepares to launch Long March-8 Y1 rocket

Wenchang, Dec 17 (TIWN) China's Long March-8 Y1 rocket was vertically transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Wednesday, according to the China National Space Administration.

After the transportation, the rocket will be filled with propellant and is expected to be launched from the site.

With two stages and two boosters, the Long March-8 rocket is a new type of rocket that uses module design and can be prepared in a short time, making it competitive for commercial launch, reported Xinhua.

The first stage of the Long March-8 rocket is similar to that of the Long March-7 rocket and the second stage rocket is similar to the third stage of the Long March-3A rocket.

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