Launch of China's commercial carrier rocket fails

Sun, 15 May 2022 06:10:32 GMT
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Jiuquan (XNA) May 16, 2022 The launch of the fourth SQX-1 commercial carrier rocket on Friday was...

The launch of the fourth SQX-1 commercial carrier rocket on Friday was unsuccessful.

Abnormal performance was identified during the flight of the rocket, which lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 3:09 p.m. The cause of the failure is under investigation, the launch center said in a statement.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation on Friday went a step ahead in its human space mission programme 'Gaganyaan' by successfully completing the static test firing of the solid fuel powered rocket booster engine.

"ISRO successfully completed the static test of a human-rated solid rocket booster for the Gaganyaan Programme at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on May 13, 2022, at 7:20 AM local time," the space agency tweeted.

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