China’s First Private Orbital Launch Flops

Credit: ZQ-1: Landspace
BEIJING—A fault in the third-stage attitude control system appears to have caused the failure of the initial launch attempt of China’s first privately developed orbital space launcher. The three-stage Landspace ZQ-1 solid-propellant rocket flew for more than 300 sec. in the Oct. 27 shot from the...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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