China's remote-sensing satellite fails to enter orbit

Updated: 2013-12-09 19:58


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TAIYUAN - China's high-resolution remote-sensing satellite Ziyuan I-03 failed to enter orbit after its launch earlier Monday, military sources said.

"The rocket malfunctioned during the flight, and the satellite failed to enter orbit," said the sources, adding that Chinese and Brazilian experts are analyzing the cause of the failure.

The satellite, jointly developed by China and Brazil, was launched at 11:26 am aboard a Long March 4B rocket from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.