Long March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: ReutersLong March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: Reuters
Long March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese science will march on despite obstacles

  • As the space programme proves, in the absence of cooperation, the nation’s scientists and engineers are only too willing and able to carry out their own research and development and are not daunted by setbacks

Long March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: ReutersLong March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: Reuters
Long March 5 is the biggest and most powerful Chinese rocket ever developed, the one launched last Friday able to heft payloads of up to 25 tonnes into low-Earth orbit. Photo: Reuters
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