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Chinese startup suffers third consecutive launch failure

File photo of a Hyperbola 1 rocket undergoing launch preparations. Credit: i-Space A small satellite launcher developed by the Chinese startup iSpace failed to place its Earth observing payload into orbit Friday, the third consecutive failure for the company’s Hyperbola 1 rocket. The solid-fueled Hyperbola 1 launcher took off from the Jiuquan space center in northwestern China at 3:09 a.m. ...

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China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo ship for space station

Four booster engines and two core stage engines fire to propel a Long March 7 rocket off its launch pad at the Wenchang launch base Monday. Credit: CCTV China launched the Tianzhou 4 cargo freighter for the country’s space station Monday, beginning a resupply mission to stage hardware, propellant, and provisions at the complex before arrival of the next long-duration ...

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China launches two more space missions

A Chinese Long March 11 rocket launches April 30 from a barge in the East China Sea. Credit: CASC Two Chinese rockets, including one launched from an ocean-going platform in the East China Sea, deployed seven optical Earth-imaging satellites in a pair of successful missions last week. The missions Friday and Saturday were the 12th and 13th Chinese space launches ...

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