Chinese Private Rocket Fails Its Goal
A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday.
It was a blow to the country’s nascent attempts by private companies to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The three-stage rocket, Zhuque-1, was developed by Beijing-based Landspace.
In a microblog post, the company said after nominal first and second stages that the spacecraft failed to reach orbit.
This as a result of an issue with the third stage.