28 January 2018
China is set to launch the first privately-manufactured rocket in the first half of 2018, CCTV reported. OneSpace's 8-meter-long mini rocket, with a 6-meter solid propellant rocket engine which can generate a thrust of 35 tonnes, is less than half the size of the recently launched Long March 11 which was developed by China's state-owned China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. It can carry a 100 kg satellite and send it to an altitude of 800 km. Testing of the engine was completed at the end of 2017.
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