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China's first privately made carrier rocket launches

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-05-17 08:02
Chongqing Liangjiang Star blasts off at 7:33 am Thursday from a testing base in Northwest China. [Photo/CCTV]

The first carrier rocket designed and built by a private enterprise in China was launched at 7:33 am Thursday from a testing base in Northwest China.

Developed by OneSpace Technology in Beijing and called Chongqing Liangjiang Star, the rocket has an ultrafast speed and will be used to conduct test flights for new-concept aircraft, to verify their aerodynamic designs.

Chongqing Liangjiang Star blasts off at 7:33 am Thursday from a testing base in Northwest China. [Photo/CCTV]

 

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