China launches new model of satellite-carrying rocket into space

China launched its a new model of carrier rocket Long March-6 into space morning of Sunday, September 20 . The rocket carried 20 micro-satellites for space tests, Chinese state-run media Xinhua reports. The launch reportedly tested the feasibility and accuracy of the rocket’s design as well as other new technologies.

According to report, Long March-6 uses liquid propellant created from liquid oxygen and kerosene. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation dubbed the rocket as China’s first carrier rocket that uses fuel free of toxicity and pollution.

“We believe it will greatly boost the competitiveness of Chinese carrier rockets in the international market. The new model will also significantly improve our ability to access space,” said Zhang Weidong, designer-in-chief at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.