The Long March-5 Y2 rocket takes off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan province just after 7.20pm on Sunday. Forty minutes later, state media announced the mission had failed. Photo: Reuters

Latest Long March rocket fails after launch from southern China

Mission to take communications satellite into orbit unsuccessful, state media reports

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The Long March-5 Y2 rocket takes off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan province just after 7.20pm on Sunday. Forty minutes later, state media announced the mission had failed. Photo: Reuters
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