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China successfully completed Thursday the launch of a key module for its space station, scheduled for completion by the end of 2022, state news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.

A Long March 5B Y2 rocket was commissioned to put the first module of the station into orbit after 11.00 local time (03.00 GMT) from the Wenchang base, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. EFE