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Raumfahrt - Chinas Long March-5 rocket to resume flight in July

30.01.2019

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China plans to launch the third one of its large carrier rocket Long March-5 in July, said Yang Baohua, vice president of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) on Tuesday.

The second Long March-5 rocket was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern province of Hainan on July 2, 2017, but a malfunction happened less than six minutes after its liftoff.

Yang said at a press conference of CASC that the cause of the failure has been found. If the third flight is successful, the fourth Long March-5 carrier rocket will be tasked to send the Chang'e-5 lunar probe to the moon to bring lunar samples back to Earth at the end of 2019.

Quelle: Xinhua

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