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China's new heavy-lift rocket launch fails in flight

05:54 EDT 2 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

China's new heavy-lift rocket launch fails in flightChina's launch of a new heavy-lift rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, carrying what the government said was its heaviest ever satellite, failed on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua said. The same rocket type had been expected to take China's latest lunar probe to the Moon this year and to return with samples. President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's space programme to strengthen national security and defence, and the government has stressed it is a purely peaceful initiative.


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