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September 25, 2016
Batch production of Long March 5 underway
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2016
Batch production of Long March 5 has begun, said Meng Fanxin, manager of the industrialized base for the carrier rocket in Tianjin. Known as the Long March 5, China's most powerful heavy-lift launch vehicle is expected to make its first test flight from Hainan's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in November. In the meantime, its manufacturing base in the northern port city of Tianjin is producing the second one. "Right now, we possess the ability to batch produce rockets with diameter o ... read more

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