Wacky Chinese orbital physics are in the BBC again. Today's story tells us how they've corrected yesterday's orbital problems. Quoting from China's "official Xinhua news agency", the BBC tells us:
Xinhua said the craft had deviated from its planned trajectory because of the Earth's gravitational pull.
I can hear them now ... "Darn it! I guess we forgot to take the earth's gravity into account when making our orbital calculations!"
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