Credit: CCTV/Screengrab

China’s private launch group, LandSpace , launched the ZhuQue-1 rocket carrying the Weilai-1 (Future-1) satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, northwest China, on 27 October 2018.  According to Zhang Changwu (CEO, LandSpace Technology Corporation), the spacecraft failed to achieve orbit due to an issue with the third stage.

Credit: CCTV/Screengrab

This was the first launch of the ZhuQue-1, developed by LandSpace Technology, a private company located in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, east China.

Weilai-1 or “Future” micro-satellite.
Credit: CCTV/Screengrab

The satellite — Weilai-1 or “Future” — was a micro-satellite owned by China Central Television (CCTV) and intended for scientific experiments and Earth observation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to this film of the launch at:

https://youtu.be/25FDKanOGmI?list=PLpGTA7wMEDFjz0Zx93ifOsi92FwylSAS3

Credit: China Central Television (CCTV)

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