The first launch of Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11) solid-fueled carrier rocket failed at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:17 p.m. on July 10. The specific reasons are now being further analyzed and investigated. Kuaizhou, which is Chinese for fast ship, is a low-cost solid-fueled carrier rocket with high reliability and a short preparation period. With a lift-off mass of 70.8 tonnes, the rocket was designed to launch low-Earth and Sun-synchronous orbit satellites.
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