Attempt to launch first Taiwan-built rocket fails

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 13 February, 2020
By: Jake Chen

Attempt to launch first Taiwan-built rocket fails. (CNA Photo)

An attempt to launch Taiwan’s first domestically-built rocket failed on Thursday.

The rocket is the brainchild of Taiwanese company Taiwan Innovative Space Inc. The launch had been was scheduled between 6:00 and 7:00 on Thursday morning at a launch sit in southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County. However, staff at launch control decided to cancel the launch at the last minute after they spotted abnormal signals in the rocket’s computer system. 
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