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China's Kuaizhou-11 carrier rocket fails in maiden flight

ANI | Updated: Jul 10, 2020 15:19 IST

Beijing [China], July 10 (ANI): China's Kuaizhou-11 solid-fuelled carrier rocket suffered a failure during its maiden flight on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.
The rocket was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:17 p.m. (local time), but a malfunction occurred during the flight.
Kuaizhou, which means 'fast ship' in Chinese, is a low-cost solid-fueled carrier rocket with high reliability and a short preparation period.
With a lift-off mass of 70.8 tonnes, the rocket was designed to launch low-Earth and Sun-synchronous orbit satellites.
The specific cause of the failure is under analysis and investigation. (ANI)

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