18 February 2019
Chinarocket Co Ltd under the CASC will launch its first commercial rocket Jielong 1 (Smart Dragon 1) in the first half of 2019.
In addition, the initial testing of reusable rocket technology has been completed, said Tang Yagang, President of Chinarocket. Tang said the company is accelerating the development of reusable rocket technology, including the retrieval of rockets by vertical as well as horizontal takeoffs and landings. With trials in different technical routes, reusable rocket technology is expected to be realised in the next two to three years, Tang added.