At 0231 GMT on 27 August a Long March 4C (CZ-4C) rocket launched the Yaogan 27 satellite from the Taiyuan launch site in China. The satellite is officially described as being for “scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster monitoring” but is thought by Western analysts to be an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite in these same class as those already launched in the Phoenix Eye 2/Jian bing-9 series including Yaogan 8, Yaogan 15, Yaogan 19 and Yaogan 22. The satellite was launched into a 1,200km sun-synchronous low Earth orbit at an inclination of 100 degrees relative to the equatorial plane.
While the launch was successful, a rocket nozzle/engine from the three stage Long March 4C rocket landed on a Chinese villager’s house down range from the launch site causing roof damage and damage to the interior. No human injuries were incurred.
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