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China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The Long March 5 rocket, carrying a test satellite payload, blasts off from the Wenchang launch site on Hainan at 8:45 pm (1245 GMT), a livestream from state broadcaster CCTV shows

LONG MARCH 5. In this file photo taken on November 3, 2016 shows China's heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket blasting off from its launch center in Wenchang, south China's Hainan province. Photo by AFP

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples, says Liu Jizhong, head of China's Exploration and Space Engineering Center

NEXT FOR CHINA. A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. China now spends more on its civil and military space programs than do Russia and Japan, and is second only to the United States. File photo by STR/AFP

China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails – state media

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Abnormality was detected during the flight of the Long March 5 Y2 rocket says Xinhua