Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

China's state-run Xinhua news service announced about 45 minutes after liftoff that the launch had failed.

China is investigating the cause of an anomaly which resulted in the failure of its second Long March 5 launch on Sunday.

Video from the live broadcast showed the rocket lifting off and shooting into the sky, with a voice-over indicating everything was going well. The launch, broadcast live by Chinese media, appeared to go as planned, but those broadcasts ended prior to any announcement of separation of the rocket's payload, the Shijian-18 communications satellite. The rocket, carried the Shijian-18 satellite.

The launch was the final scheduled test for the Long March-5 series before it will send the Chang'e-5 lunar probe into space in the second half of the year. It was dubbed "Chubby 5" for its huge size - five metres in diameter and 57 metres tall and was created to deposit payload into low orbit, with a weight which more than doubled the country's previous lift capability.

The satellite was meant to boost internet access and providing access to more television channels. At that time, China said it was the most powerful launcher it had yet developed.

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The Long March-5 made its maiden flight in November 2016 from Wenchang.

The Long March-5 Y2 was fuelled with liquid hydrogen, kerosene and liquid oxygen and the process of filling propellant reportedly began from Saturday.

Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar space programme as a symbol of its rise and of the Communist Party's success in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation.

And in April, the country's first cargo spacecraft completed docking with an orbiting space lab - a key step toward China's goal of having a crewed space station by 2022.

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