The Long March 5 rocket takes off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan. Photo: Reuters

China’s space programme gets back on track with successful Long March 5 rocket launch

  • CZ-5 mission declared a success after Shijian-20 satellite carrying ‘new era’ communications equipment entered its designated orbit on Friday evening
  • Commander said team had ‘solved the problems’ that had led to two previous setbacks
Topic |   Space
The Long March 5 rocket takes off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan. Photo: Reuters
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