The Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on June 26. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on June 26. Photo: Xinhua

China’s moon programme takes a hit due to Long March rocket failure

Causes are still being investigated, but the second Long March mishap in two weeks was probably due more to bad luck than incompetence

Topic |   China science
The Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on June 26. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on June 26. Photo: Xinhua
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