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Sept. 12, 2020
Astra Space’s Rocket 3.1 rocket drifted from its planned trajectory, the engines were shut down ending the flight during the first stage burn and the rocket crashed near the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska (PSCA), Kodiak Island, on 12 September 2020, at 12 September, 03:19 UTC (11 September, 20:19 local time).
A Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) launch vehicle launched the Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, northwest China, on 12 September 2020, at 05:02 UTC (13:02 local time).
Two failed launches in one day: Astra Rocket 3.1 and Kuaizhou-1A
Abnormal performance was identified during the rocket’s flight and the satellite failed to enter the preset orbit. Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C (吉林一号高分02C) was a new optical remote sensing satellite, developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd.
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