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July 10, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Despite the failed launch of the Changzheng 5 (Long March-5) heavy-lift rocket on Sunday, China is pinning a lot of hope on this new generation booster, capable of carrying 25 metric tons of payload into low orbit - more than double the country's previous lift capacity. The LM-5 rocket carrying the Shijan-18 telecommunications satellite lifted off from the Wenchang space center on Hainan Island, at 19:23 local time [11:23 GMT] on Sunday. However, just moments after liftoff, something went wr ... read more

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