The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout
The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout
China science

Surprise, relief as China’s key satellite makes it to orbit despite rocket launch failure

But the communication probe may have wiped two or three years off its lifespan by burning precious fuel to get back on track, scientist says

Topic |   China science
The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout
The ChinaSat 9A probe was steered towards its target orbit above the equator in Southeast Asia on Wednesday. Photo: Handout
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