by Staff Writers
Jiuquan, China (XNA) Aug 19, 2011
China's experimental orbiter SJ-11-04, which was launched by a Long March II-C rocket Thursday, failed to enter the designated orbit due to a malfunction of the rocket.
The rocket experienced malfunction during the flight following its launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 5:28 p.m. Beijing Time in northwest Gansu Province.
The specific cause of the failure is being analyzed.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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