Long March 7A launched into space on second attempt

Long March 7A, carrying the Shiyan-9 satellite, was sent into space from the Vincang Launch Center on Hainan Island to test new technologies such as space monitoring, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

It was shared that China plans to launch 3 to 5 Long March 7A rockets each year until 2025.

Long March rockets were designed to launch payloads weighing between 3 and 4.5 tons into Solar Synchronous Orbit at an altitude of 700 kilometers.

Long March rockets bring heavy payloads and lightweight elements into space

Long March rockets, which serve as the main launchers for China’s space program, are used to carry both heavy loads and lighter elements into space.

16 generations of rockets have been produced since Long March 1, which launched the country’s first indigenous satellite Donfanghong 1 into space in 1970.

Currently, staged rockets from Long March 2C to Long March 11 perform different launch missions.

The Long March 7A rocket exploded shortly after takeoff on its first attempt in March 2020, and parts of the giant rocket fell from the sky.

The Long March 4B rocket, launched by China in 2019, had a similar failure. This launch was recorded as the 362nd flight mission in the Long March rocket series.