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March 16th, 2020

China's Long March-7A Falls Short

File photo of China's Long March carrier rocket.

Barely a quick note at China.org.cn reveals that the first of China's new, medium-sized, carrier rocket — Long March-7A — suffered a failure Monday, March 16.

The rocket lifted off at 9:34 p.m. Beijing Time from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the coast of south China's Hainan Province, but a malfunction occurred later during the journey.

Chinese space engineers will investigate the cause of the failure. No other initial notes were uncovered regarding the cause of the failure.