Optical remote-sensing satellite Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C, which was launched aboard the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 13:02 p.m. (Beijing time) on Saturday, failed to enter the preset orbit.
Abnormal performance was identified during the rocket's flight, said the launch center.
The cause of the failure is under investigation.
Source: United Press International
China National Space Agency
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With DUST-2 launch, NASA's sounding rocket program is back on the range
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NASA is preparing for the first launch of a sounding rocket since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States. The DUST-2 mission, which is short for the Determining Unknown yet Significant Traits-2, will carry a miniature laboratory into space, simulating how tiny grains of space dust - the raw materials of stars, planets and solar systems - form and grow. The launch window opens at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on September 8, 2020.
DUST-2, a collaboration between NASA and ... read more