China has launched smaller version of Long March-6 carrier rocket [ Current Affairs ]

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About Long March - 6: The Long March was a military departure which was started by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China, the forerunner of the People’s Liberation Army to avoid the search of the Kuomintang Army.

  • Long March - 6 is also known as Chang Zheng 6 in pinyin, it has shortened as LM - 6 for export or CZ - 6 in China.
  • It is a Chinese liquid - fuelled carrier rocket.
  • It was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporationand the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
  • Its length is 29.3 meter.
  • It is belongs to Long March family.
  • Fuel: It uses liquid propellant fuel composed of liquid oxygen and kerosene, which is purportedly pollution and toxicity free.
  • It has 1000 kilograms of payload carrying capacity into sun - synchronous orbit.

About launching of Long March - 6:

  • China has successfully launched Long March - 6 which is a smaller version Long March family of carrier rocket.
  • It was launched from the base of the Northern Area of Shanxi and it was carrying 20 micro satellites into the space.

- Published on: September 22, 2015