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Long March-5 Y2 rocket fueled, ready for launch

2 July 2017

The Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket has been fueled up as it prepares for its Sunday launch at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province.  The largest heavy-lift rocket China has ever built will make its second launch. It marks the completion of the vessel's development.  The Long March-5 uses three types of liquid propellant - oxygen, hydrogen and kerosene. The fuels can only be placed in the rocket 24 hours before launch.