A Long March 5 stands by at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua

Why China’s next Long March 5 rocket mission will be about restoring national pride

  • Largest carrier rocket in Chinese fleet understood to be standing by after setbacks
  • On its maiden mission in November 2016, the rocket failed to reach the speed required for the early phase of the flight
Topic |   China science
A Long March 5 stands by at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua
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