China successfully launches Long March 5B

In lieu with its ambitious project of operating a permanent space station and sending astronauts to the Moon, China has successfully launched the large carrier rocket Long March 5B from the Wenchang launch site in the southern island of Hainan on May 5.

The state media reports confirmed that a prototype spacecraft with no crew has separated from the carrier and entered its planned orbit.

The 54-meter Long March 5B is the ambitious programme of China that will one day supposedly transport astronauts to a space station that China plans to complete by 2022, and eventually to the Moon.

In the month of March, China launched the 7A model while in the month of April it launched the 3B model but to the disappointment of the country, both failed.

The Successful launch of the Long March 5B heightens China’s hope to augment its space capabilities and come in the same line as of the United States.

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