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New Chinese satellite launcher fails on first flight

Posted On: 10 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Spaceflight Now

New Chinese satellite launcher fails on first flight

This frame from a video of the Kuaizhou 11 launch shows the rocket lifting off from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China. Credit: CASIC/CCTV
The first flight of the new Chinese Kuaizhou 11 solid-fueled rocket failed to place two small satellites into orbit Friday, and Chinese state media said the cause of the malfunction is under investigation.
The Kuaizhou 11 launcher fired away from a launch site at the Jiuquan space center in the Gobi Desert of northwestern China at 0417 GMT. A video of the launch published after the mission showed the rocket taking off from Jiuquan, and the Kuaizhou 11 appeared to fly normally through the burn of its first stage motor.
Two more solid-fueled stages were expected to fire to place the mission's two satellite payloads into orbit. Chinese officials did not say at what point in the flight the rocket malfunctioned.
“The specific cause of the failure is under further analysis and investigation,” China's state-run Xinhua news...

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