State media reported on Wednesday that China has successfully sent nine satellites into orbit in the first commercial launch of the rocket from a platform at sea.
Long March 11, which was designed to deploy quickly and mobile launch sites such as ships, is mainly used for short haulage. Satellites. The rocket made its first sea launch in June last year.
People’s Daily, an official of the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, quoted Li Zongli as saying, “Sea launch platforms will increase China’s number of launch areas, improve launch efficiency and make launches safer and more flexible.”
China has made its space program a top priority in recent years as it is racing to catch up with the United States and become the dominant space power by 2030.
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