The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service
The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service

China’s new Long March-7A rocket fails first launch

  • Rocket encountered an ‘abnormality’ during its ascent Monday night, state media reported
  • Failure could put a dent in China’s ambitious space plans for the year and affect planned launches of other rockets in the Long March family

Topic |   China’s military
The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service
The Long March-7A rocket shoots into the clouds after it was launched on Monday night. Photo: China News Service
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