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China has placed a solar observation satellite in orbit, to conduct a four-year mission staring at Sol to understand its secrets. The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory, nicknamed Kuafu-1, launched on Sunday morning atop a Long March 2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia. The satellite made it to …

  1. druck Silver badge

    Falling bebris

    The video shows a substantial amount of material being shed from the nose cone, revealing a red surface underneath, which doesn't look normal.

    One also hopes that the Long March 2D doesn't leave any soon to be de-orbiting debris behind, as the 5B does.

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