20:10 GMT05 August 2020
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    BEIJING (Sputnik) - The first launch of a solid-fueled carrier rocket Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-1A), launched from northwestern China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, was unsuccessful, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

    According to the media outlet, the rocket suffered a failure at 12.17 p.m. local time (04:17 GMT) as a result of a malfunction during the flight.

    An investigation into the incident is underway, the news agency added, providing no further details.

    ​Kuaizhou is a family of Chinese orbital launch vehicles, designed to be mainly used in commercial launches and bringing satellites to the low Earth orbit.

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