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Chinese sounding rocket launched

Updated: Apr 27,2016 2:17 PM     Xinhua

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 am 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. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese scientists launched a sounding rocket from south China’s Hainan province in the early hours of April 27.

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.

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.[Photo/Xinhua]

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. 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.[Photo/Xinhua]

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. 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. [Photo/Xinhua]

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. [Photo/Xinhua]

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. 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. [Photo/Xinhua]

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. 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. [Photo/Xinhua]

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