Sometimes this happens

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 […]

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New Chinese Launch–another three satellites in one.

The Chinese launched another three satellites from Jiuquan (map below), China,  according to this article.  One supposedly has a electro-optical payload, another has synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and the third has possibly a ELINT/SIGINT payload.  All are suspected, according to the NASA Spaceflight.org page, to be used for maritime vehicle tracking.    I don’t know, but suspect these are probably going […]

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