24 May 2019

China remote-sensing satellite fails to enter orbit, Xinhua says

China’s high-resolution remote-sensing satellite Ziyuan I-03 failed to enter orbit after its launch Monday, Xinhua news agency reported, citing military sources. “The rocket malfunctioned during the flight, and the satellite failed to enter orbit,” a source said, adding that experts are still determining the cause of the failure. The satellite, jointly developed by China and Brazil, was launched at 11:26 a.m. aboard a Long March 4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi province, the report said.

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