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SURPRISE, RELIEF AS CHINA’S KEY SATELLITE MAKES IT TO ORBIT DESPITE ROCKET LAUNCH FAILURE

SURPRISE, RELIEF AS CHINA’S KEY SATELLITE MAKES IT TO ORBIT DESPITE ROCKET LAUNCH FAILURE Chinese space authorities say an important communication satellite is now where it should be after it veered off course during a failed rocket launch last month. The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit on Wednesday, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp­or­ation­ said. It had ended up in the wrong orbit after the ­unsuccessful launch of the Long March 3B, or CZ-2B, on June 19.   More



(Source: South China Morning Post - Jul 7)

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