Using this rocket China placed in orbit its first satellite in 24 of April 1970, called Dong Fang Hong I (Red East I), becoming it fifth nation of the world – after Soviet Union, United States, France and Japan – to place a satellite in the orbit of the Land for proper ways. This satellite had for objective the accomplishment of not specified scientific experimentation. He was also the first one of a series of 55 satellites that would be launched in the following decades (BROWN, 2008). In November of 1975 the Chinese had launched, also with a rocket of the Long series March, its first recoverable satellite. The equipment returned to the Land three days later and China became the third country (after United States and Soviet Union) to recoup a satellite (ASTRONAUTIX, 2010a).

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