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Chinese launch startup’s rocket fails during satellite launch

The Chinese launch company Galactic Energy suffered its first failure on Thursday (Sept. 21), resulting in the loss of a commercial remote-sensing satellite.

Galactic Energy’s Ceres-1 rocket lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Thursday at 12:59 a.m. EDT (0459 GMT). It was carrying the Jilin-1 Gaofen-04B satellite for the remote-sensing company Changguang Satellite Technology, according to SpaceNews.

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