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Mittwoch, 27. April 2016 - 18:00 Uhr

Raumfahrt - China startet Kunpeng-1B Forschungs-Rakete

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The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is launched from Danzhou City in south China's Hainan Province, April 27, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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HAIKOU, Chinese scientists launched a sounding rocket from south China's Hainan Province in the early hours of Wednesday.
Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. by the National Space Science Center (NSSC).
The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
Peaking at 316 km, the whole flight took about 10 minutes.
NSSC head Wu Ji said sounding rockets are an efficient tool for space exploration and scientific experiments, able to study physical phenomena including geomagnetic fields, cosmic rays and ultraviolet light.
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Technicians work at the directing room for the launch of the Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket in Danzhou City of south China's Hainan Province, April 26, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. Wednesday by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is carried to the launching field in Danzhou City of south China's Hainan Province, April 26, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. Wednesday by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is prepared to be launched in Danzhou City of south China's Hainan Province, April 27, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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Technicians check the Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket in Danzhou City of south China's Hainan Province, April 26, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. Wednesday by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is being prepared to be launched in Danzhou City of south China's Hainan Province, April 26, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. Wednesday by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
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The Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket is launched from Danzhou City in south China's Hainan Province, April 27, 2016. Kunpeng-1B was launched from Danzhou City at 2 a.m. by the National Space Science Center (NSSC). The rocket fulfilled its mission of taking measurements in the upper atmosphere that will help with research of rocket sounding, high-speed flight and space tourism, said the NSSC.
Quelle: Xinhua

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