According to this Reuters release, the launch of a Chinese Long March 4B rocket ended not so well for a Brazilian/Chinese satellite. The launch occurred yesterday, but it sounds like the rocket failed to get to the right altitude/orbit for the satellite payload.
It doesn’t sound like this will stop the aggressive pace of the Chinese space program, as the article also states China and Brazil have speeded up towards a next joint launch.
- China’s remote-sensing satellite fails to enter orbit (wantchinatimes.com)
- Chinese rocket fails to put satellite into orbit (dnaindia.com)
- Chinese-Brazilian Satellite Fails to Enter Orbit (abcnews.go.com)
- Chinese-Brazilian satellite fails to enter orbit after rocket malfunctions after launch (foxnews.com)
- Chinese Long March 4B lofts Brazil’s CBERS-3 spacecraft (nasaspaceflight.com)
- Long March Failure Destroys Chinese-Brazilian Satellite (parabolicarc.com)
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