On March 16, 2020 at 13:34 UTC, the “Chang Zheng-7A” (Long March-7A) rocket-carrier was launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center (WSLC), located in Wenchang on Hainan Island off China’s southern coastline. The rocket was to orbit the experimental satellite (a secret payload). It was a classified payload named XJY-6. But something went wrong, and the rocket-carrier did not inject the satellite into orbit as planned. The Xinhua news agency said a “malfunction occurred” after launch.