China's Long March 5 fails shortly after launch, threatening space ambitions

Experts will investigate the cause of the glitch for the launch of the Long March-5 Y2, China's second heavy-lift carrier rocket, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern province of Hainan, Xinhua said. Further investigation will be carried out, according to Xinhua.

The Long March-5 made its maiden flight in November a year ago from Wenchang.

The rocket was carrying an experimental Shijian-18 communications satellite.

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China's largest ever rocket has a maximum payload capacity of 55,116 pounds to a low-Earth orbit. It was also not clear whether the rocket, which was carrying a communication satellite, had entered its orbit.

The launch was the final scheduled test for the Long March-5 series before it will send the Chang'e-5 lunar probe into space in the second half of the year.

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Beijing sees its multibillion-dollar space programme as a symbol of China's rise and the Communist Party's success in turning around a once poverty-stricken nation.

And in April, the country's first cargo spacecraft completed its docking with an orbiting space lab - a key development toward China's goal of having its own crewed space station by 2022.

China is carrying out massive space programme in recent years with missions to moon and manned missions to build a space station which is now under construction.

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