SHANGHAI: China on Sunday launched a new, smaller type of rocket from its "Long March" family which will be primarily used for carrying satellites aloft, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme.
The Long March-6, a newly developed carrier rocket which uses liquid propellant, took off from a launch base in the northern province of Shanxi on Sunday morning carrying 20 "micro" satellites, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The white rocket, imprinted with the Chinese flag at the top, climbed into bluish-grey skies, footage aired by state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) showed.
One Chinese official suggested that the smaller rocket will make China more competitive in the lucrative market for commercial satellite launches.
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Technology wise China is ahead of India . Far ahead. Look how much they spend on science and research. Only when we realise that science and research is the key, and start spending for science education and real research, we can think of becoming some where nearer to them.
China is arming itself to the teeth.
ISRO should note that the smaller rocket will make China more competitive in the lucrative market for commercial satellite launches. Of course quality, consistency and commercial competitiveness will win.
Wow ! Noticed the new Chinese LM-6 "small" rocket's first stage just only need a single engine for lift-off. Demonstrates how much more the Chinese are far advanced than we are in space technologies.
The two important things about this launch. 1. The new rocket engine. It's new and will be used to power the gigantic Long March 5 that will be on its first launch next year. It will be a huge booster for CHina's space technology. 2. the capability to send 20 satellites on one launch. The more important is sending the satellites in different oribits. BTW, ISRO is still lagging behind CHina in big way.
India should take this VERY seriously. China is not now, never has been, and never will be a "friend" as long as that co**ist party is in power. India should NOT form any alliance with China and should NOT give any technology to them for anything, much less space or missiles. China makes promises to "forget the past" and "put territorial dispute on the back burner" hen it is in their interests. They said the same things to Japan, Vietnam, etc. We all the know results.
You really need to see a therapist.
Yes! India is far ahead of China in technology. Don't let Chinks steal of copy anything from India.