A Lengthy March-4B rocket on Friday morning efficiently despatched a brand new group of satellites into area, marking the 400th launch mission of the China-developed Lengthy March provider rocket sequence.
For the reason that first launch in 1970, the Lengthy March provider rocket sequence has carried out 92.1 p.c of China’s area launch mission, in line with the China Aerospace Science and Know-how Company (CASC), developer of the rocket sequence and in addition the main pressure of the nation’s area trade.
Over the previous 51 years, the Lengthy March sequence has despatched greater than 700 spacecraft into area, stated the CASC.
Within the 400 launch missions by Lengthy March rockets, the primary three 100 launches have been accomplished in 37 years, 7 and a half years, and round four years, respectively.
Whereas the lastest 100 launch missions have been carried out inside solely 33 months since March 2019.