The first attempt to launch an orbital methane rocket was not successful. China’s LandSpace launched the Zhuque-2 rocket at around 08:30 UTC to a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) from Jiuquan. The rocket failed to reach the desired orbit, falling short of orbital velocity by about 2 km/s.
From videos posted on Chinese social media, it seems that the rocket performed a nominal first-stage flight and main engine cutoff (MECO). The problem occurred late in the second stage flight, during a handover point between the main engine and the four vernier engines.