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 […]Read More Sometimes this happens
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 […]Read More New Chinese Launch–another three satellites in one.