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

The launch centre said the mission failed because of abnormal performance

Satellite | China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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Specific reasons for the failure are under investigation

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

The was launched aboard the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket from Jiuquan 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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First Published: Sat, September 12 2020. 21:50 IST