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Maiden launch of China’s Kuaizhou-11 carrier rocket suffers failure

Beijing: Xinhua news agency reported that China’s Kuaizhou-11 solid-fueled carrier rocket failed during its maiden flight on Friday.

A malfunction in the carrier led to failure in the flight. The rocket was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12.17 p.m.

The low-cost solid fueled carrier rocket Kuaizhou means ‘Fast Ship’ in Chinese. The rocket was designed to launch low-Earth and Sun-synchronous orbit satellites. News channel CGTN said the rocket had a lift-off mass of 70.8 tonnes.

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