China aces its first rocket launch at sea, puts 7 satellites in orbit

China launched a rocket from a pad at sea for the first time today making it the third nation to successfully demonstrate the ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform according to Hanneke Weitering for Space.com.

Jun 6th, 2019
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YELLOW SEA - China launched a rocket from a pad at sea for the first time today (June 5), making it the third nation to successfully demonstrate the ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform (following the U.S. and Russia), according to Hanneke Weitering for Space.com. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

June 6, 2019-China's launch from. a platform in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Shandong went off as planned as the Asian power joined the United States and Russia as the third nation to successfully put a rocket into space from the sea. Included in the payload were two technology experiments and five smaller commercial satellites. The state-owned Chinese news agency CCTV put up a video of the launch on its YouTube page (see below).


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