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LONG MARCH 3B LOFTS CHINASAT 9A – MISSION SUCCESS UNKNOWN

LONG MARCH 3B LOFTS CHINASAT 9A – MISSION SUCCESS UNKNOWN Three days after the successful launch of the Huiyan (HXMT) X-ray space telescope, China was back in action with the launch of a new communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Launch of Zhongxing-9A (also designated ChinaSat-9A) took place at 16:08 UTC using a Long March-3B/G2 (Chang Zheng-3B/G2) launch vehicle from the LC2 launch complex. However, there wasn’t any official Chinese statement of mission success raising questions on the status of the spacecraft.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Jun 19)

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