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CHINA’S fourth space launch center at Wenchang in Hainan Province, plans eight launch viewing areas for space fans to observe its maiden launch mission. Components of China’s new generation of carrier rocket Long March-7 arrived in Wenchang in May for the planned launch before the end of June.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 the main carrier for space launches.
The Wenchang tourism department said that the city can only provide accommodation for 80,000 tourists and suggested tourists avoid the maiden launch, as there will be more space launches afterwards. By Sunday, all hotels were booked out.
Source: China’s new launch center plans viewing areas for observation of maiden mission | Shanghai Daily