Second Long March 7 Version Fails On First Flight

Models of Long March 7A (center), Long March 5B (left) and Long March 6A (right) at Airshow China, Zhuhai, in 2018.
Credit: Bradley Perrett/AW&ST

BEIJING—The first flight of the second version of the Long March 7 medium-heavy space launcher has failed, state media reported. The payload was a satellite, presumably military, called New Technology Verification 6. The new rocket version, Long March 7A, is intended to loft satellites to...

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