05 September 2018
Chinese private company iSpace sent suborbital rocket SQX-1Z into space on 5 September at 1:00 p.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The SQX-1Z was developed by Beijing-based private rocket developer iSpace. The company, founded in 2016 also has a research center in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province.
The rocket carried three CubeSats, miniature satellites, for two Chinese commercial companies. After entering its preset orbit, the rocket will release two satellites for testing, and the other satellite will be parachuted to Earth, according to a statement by the company.
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