China new carrier rocket project cultivates young engineers

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China new carrier rocket project cultivates young engineers

China’s Long March 7 carrier rocket is set to launch as early as this weekend.

It is a new generation rocket, and is expected to become the main carrier for China’s space missions.

This launch has taken years of preparation and hard work, especially from one group: Young engineers.

CCTV’s Wu Lei reports from the Wenchang satellite launch center.

China new carrier rocket project cultivates young engineers

China’s Long March 7 carrier rocket is set to launch as early as this weekend. This launch has taken years of preparation and hard work, especially from one group: Young engineers. CCTV’s Wu Lei reports from the Wenchang satellite launch center.

He Liang, who’s an engineer there came in 2013 as a member of the 10-man engineering team preparing for the launch of the Long March 7 rocket.

The 30-year-old engineer says the average age of his team members is 25 and for most of them, this launch is their first space mission. A big opportunity but also a big challenge.

The space launch is a huge, systematic project, which requires the precise coordination of a host of relevant departments.

These engineers believe their years of dedication will be worth it after a successful launch.