by Staff Writers
Beijing, China (XNA) Sep 07, 2011
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said Monday that malfunction at connection between devices of rocket led to the orbiter launch failure last month.
Investigation result showed that malfunction of the Long March II-C rocket resulted as connection between servomechanism and second stage venier engine failed in second flight phase, the company said in a statement on its website.
China's experimental orbiter SJ-11-04, which was launched by a Long March II-C rocket on August 18, failed to enter the designated orbit due to a malfunction of the rocket.
The rocket malfunction occurred during the flight following its launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 5:28 p.m. Beijing Time in northwest Gansu Province.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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