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China’s first private rocket launch kicks off the country’s commercial space race


China’s first private rocket launch kicks off the country’s commercial space race China celebrated the country’s first rocket launch by a private spaceflight company this week. OneSpace Technologies, based out of Beijing, launched its OS-X rocket from an undisclosed location on a suborbital trajectory on Wednesday, reaching a reported altitude of 25 miles and traveling about 170 miles before falling back to Earth. It’s the first demonstration of what the company says will become a scalable business built around sending small satellites into space.    More



(Source: The Verge - May 20)

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