China's first privately-built rocket fails after launch

Megha Jain

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China's first attempt to send a rocket, which is a first three-stage rocket built by a private company in China, into space failed after launching from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Sunday. Reportedly the first and second stage of its ZQ-1 rocket worked normally but something went wrong with the final of the three-stage rocket. As per China's media reports, the rocket was carrying a satellite for state broadcaster CCTV.