Very unfortunate loss. Just wondering whether the Chinese insured the Satellite or Brazilians?
O governo brasileiro investiu R$ 160 milhões no projeto. O satélite não era resguardado por nenhum tipo de seguro.
$160 million is like ....
That was 160 millions Brazilian Real equivalent to about 69 millions US DollarsCorresponding to the Brazilian 50% share for the program
Quote from: input~2 on 12/16/2013 06:15 amThat was 160 millions Brazilian Real equivalent to about 69 millions US DollarsCorresponding to the Brazilian 50% share for the programI got you. Still it's quite a good money. I think they ignored Insurance due to high Premium costs etc.
Peter B. de Selding @pbdesChina Great Wall Industry Corp: Dec. 9 LM-4B failure caused by fuel-flow depletion to engine #2 of 3rd stage. Root cause still unclear.http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/38689china%E2%80%99s-great-wall-cites-fuel-flow-issue-in-rocket-failure"PARIS — China’s launch service provider on Dec. 16 said the Dec. 9 failure of its Long March 4B rocket was caused by the premature shutdown of the second of two third-stage engines because of reduced fuel flow.In a statement, Beijing-based China Great Wall Industry Corp. said the failure investigation, headed by Wang Haoping of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, was continuing to determine the reasons behind the reduction in fuel supplied to the engine"
As far as I know, the rocket had a problem in the mixture of the fuel with the oxidant that controls the level of performance of the rocket and that mixture was flawed. The rocket had its third engine off ten seconds before what was needed, so the satellite speed was not enough to keep it in orbit ", described the [Brazilian communications] minister, who was in China to accompany the launch
Peter B. de Selding @pbdesChina Great Wall Indstry: Dec LM-4B failure caused by debris from vehicle pressurization feed systm or assembly of the 3rd stge engine.Peter B. de Selding @pbdesChina Great Wall Indstry: Quality control re debris prevention in LM-4B 3rd stge AIT will be strengthened following review of Dec. failure.
The CBERS 1, 2 and 2B satellites were classified as being the Ziyuan-1 programme.Do we know if CBERS 3 was also Ziyuan-1 (in which case, what was its number? - 3??) or whether it was possibly Ziyuan-4 since we have already had flights in the Ziyuan-2 and -3 series?