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China’s optical remote-sensing satellite fails to reach orbit

The satellite was launched aboard the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1:02 pm (local time).

By: PTI | Beijing |
Updated: September 14, 2020 2:44:44 pm
The launch centre said the mission failed because of abnormal performance. (Representational photo/Reuters)

China’s optical remote-sensing satellite Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C failed to enter the pre-set orbit on Saturday, official media reported in Beijing.

The satellite was launched aboard the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1:02 pm (local time).

The launch centre said the mission failed because of abnormal performance, state-run Global Times reported.

Specific reasons for the failure are under investigation, it said.

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