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Chinese Rocket Sheds Insulation Tiles During Satellite Launch

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A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched the Red Flag-1 H9 optical remote-sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China on Jan. 15, 2019. Insulation tiles were shed from the rocket moments after launch.

Credit: China Central Television (CCTV) / mash mix by Space.com’s [Steve Spaleta](http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)

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