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China successfully launches heavy-lift carrier rocket

China today successfully launched its newly-developed heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5 from Hainan Province.

world Updated: Nov 03, 2016 19:54 IST
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A Long March 5 carrier rocket is launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China .(REUTERS/China Daily Photo)

China today successfully launched its newly-developed heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5 from Hainan Province.

The rocket blasted off from the coastal Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province at around 8:43 PM local time.

An official of the mission declared the launch a success about 40 minutes later, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Nov 03, 2016 19:54 IST