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 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.