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Second flight of CZ-5 ends in failure

July 3rd, 2017 by

China’s Xinhua news agency said that the launch of the country’s latest heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Chang Zheng-5 Y2, was unsuccessful. The report stated that “Abnormity was detected during the flight of the rocket, which blasted off at [1123 UTC on 2 July] from Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern province of Hainan. Further investigation will be carried out.”

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Debris detected in vicinity of failed satellite

July 3rd, 2017 by

The story of the recently failed AMC-9 satellite got another twist over the weekend as it became known that the spacecraft was accompanied by several pieces of debris. It is unknown whether these pieces were shed by the satellite or whether they are of a different origin. Meanwhile, satellite operator said it hat made some contact with AMC-9 but wouldn’t confirm it was in full control of the spacecraft.

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Chang Zheng 3B leaves ChinaSat 9A in useless orbit

June 19th, 2017 by

China’s Zhongxing-9A [ChinaSat 9A] communications satellite, launched atop a Chang Zheng 3B rocket, did not reach its planned orbital destination on 18 June. The rocket lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1611 UTC.

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AMC-9 suffers ‘significant anomaly’

June 19th, 2017 by

SES announced that, following a significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring capacity from its AMC-9 satellite.

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Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

May 24th, 2017 by

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

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Short circuit may have caused SS-520 failure

February 14th, 2017 by

An electrical short circuit may have led to the recent failure of the launch of the world’s smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite into orbit, JAXA said.

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