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Long-March II-F rocket prepares for launch


Source: | 09-23-2008 11:07

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

The launch center has confirmed that the Shenzhou Seven will be sent into orbit on a Long March 2F rocket.

The launch center has confirmed that the Shenzhou Seven will be sent into orbit on a Long March 2F rocket.
The launch center has confirmed that the Shenzhou Seven 
will be sent into orbit on a Long March 2F rocket

The Long March 2-F was designed in the nineties. It has been used on six previous spaceflights, including two manned-flights.

Engineers say a few dozen upgrades have made it more reliable and comfortable for astronauts. After the Shenzhou Seven mission, the Long March 2-F rocket will be replaced by a new generation of safer and more environmentally-friendly rockets.