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August 20th, 2019

China's ChinaSat-18 Experiencing Anomalies

Artistic rendition of the ChinaSat 18 satellite.

China's new communication satellite — ChinaSat 18 — that was sent into space on August 19, is experiencing abnormalities and space engineers are investigating the cause.

The ChinaSat 18 satellite was launched at 8:03 p.m. (Beijing Time) on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The satellite separated with the carrier rocket as normal, but is now suffering from unexplained abnormalities.