China to launch new carrier rocket

Beijing: China plans to launch its new generation Long March-7 carrier rocket from June 25-29, officials said on Wednesday. The rocket has been moved vertically to the launch pad after a three-hour transport from the test lab this morning, the officials said. The Long March-7, a medium-sized rocket using liquid propellant, can carry up to 13.5 tonnes to low Earth orbit.

It will transport cargo for China's planned space station and is expected to become a main carrier for space launches.