Skip to comments.Remote sensing satellite lost in Chinese rocket failure
Posted on 12/09/2013 5:47:10 AM PST by BenLurkin
The 15-story rocket was supposed to put the 2.3-ton spacecraft into orbit about 12 minutes later, but something went wrong. It was not clear early Monday when the rocket ran into trouble, but Chinese and Brazilian news reports said the satellite did not enter orbit.
The mishap marks the first launch failure in 20 flights of the Long March 4B rocket since 1999. The last time any Long March rocket malfunctioned was in August 2011, when a Long March 2C launcher faltered while carrying a Shijian military satellite.
China typically uses the three-stage Long March 4B booster to place civilian and military satellites into polar orbits from the Taiyuan launching center.
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Works for me. :)
“The mishap marks the first launch failure in 20 flights of the Long March 4B rocket since 1999. The last time any Long March rocket malfunctioned was in August 2011, when a Long March 2C launcher faltered while carrying a Shijian military satellite. “
Is it just me? That is a bit confusing.
Not just you, sloppy reporting at best.
Chicoms having problems with their missiles again? Well I guess it's time for Hildabeast to take a page,or chapter, out of Bubba's playbook and provide them with missile and guidance technology, in return for TRAITOROUS, illegal campaign contributions! /sarc
The healthcare.gov website now has about the same success rate as Chinese rockets.
,maybe i watched too many james bond, but i keep thinking whats’ to stop them from putting a lookalike on the launch pad, then having something go wrong, and blowing up the fake, all the while keeping the original with all it’s technology locked up somewhere far away from the launch site...
Did our own monitoring confirm the failure? Or might the Chinese have launched a stealth EMP device in plain sight, to assault the U.S. at a time of their choosing?
Knockoff Japanese parts.