carrier rocket


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carrier rocket

[′kar·ē·ər ‚räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket vehicle used to carry something, as the carrier rocket of the first artificial earth satellite.
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Kuaizhou-1A is a low-cost solid-fuel carrier rocket with a short preparation period.
The Proton-M carrier rocket was launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan at 00:56 Moscow Time.
The Long March carrier rocket series, developed by CASC, is responsible for about 96.4 percent of all the launch missions inChina.It took 37 years for the Long March rockets to complete the first 100 launches, 7.
The launch marks the 300th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
A Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a manned Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
The Long March-11 carrier rocket lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:42 p.m.
ANI - China on March 30 successfully launched twin satellites via a single carrier rocket in Xichang of southwest China's Sichuan province.
Beijing: China's attempt to launch its second heavy-lift carrier rocket 'Long March-5 Y2' on Sunday failed after abnormity was detected during the flight, official media reported.
Progress MS-2 was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket on Thursday, March 31.
It was carried by the Long March-3B carrier rocket.
The design incompatibility related to frequency-dynamic characteristics caused the spacecraft Progress to be emergently and uncontrollably separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket after the launch, the announcement said.
"China has become the third country after the United States and Russia to complete 200 carrier rocket launches" he said.

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