The launch of the first Chinese missiles, to create a private company that has failed
Following the Western aerospace companies like SpaseX Blue Origin and their eastern colleagues also decided to start developing sector missile launch by private rather than public corporations. The pioneer in this matter could be China, which over the weekend had planned to withdraw its satellite into orbit. But, unfortunately, the launch was unsuccessful and caused quite a severe blow to the nascent sector.
For the construction of the missile was responsible Chinese startup Landspace, founded in 2015. In addition, Landspace was the first company that does not belong to the state, which has received the right to launch missiles from China.
The launch was performed from the Baikonur Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert. A rocket itself had the name "Chzhutsyue-1." It has a diameter of 1 meter and a height of 3 to 19 meters. rocket weighs 27 tons and pull - 45 tons. According to the information, "Chzhutsyue-1" can withdraw into orbit up to 300 kilograms of payload. In this case, the rocket was supposed to deliver to orbit Earth satellite, built for the expansion of the broadcasting schedule state media China Central Television. According to available information, the accident occurred due to a problem with the third stage of the launch vehicle.
"Separation of the first and the second stage was successful, but something unexpected happened after the second stage. Spacecraft failed to go into orbit as a result of problems with the third degree. "- said Landspace representatives in your account on the social network Weibo
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At the moment, the company Landspace is investigating the incident to identify the exact cause of the accident in order to prevent similar mistakes in the future. In addition, unsuccessful rocket launch can significantly impair a plan for the development of the Chinese industry of private space companies to be involved in a major project to place in orbit by 2022, manned space station.
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