China’s first private satellite launch achieves orbit

Thursday, July 25, 2019

1. After two failures, a Chinese private company follows SpaceX to orbit

China’s private space industry hit a milestone today: i-Space, a three-year-old Beijing-based startup, announced on WeChat (link in Chinese) that it had successfully launched a rocket into orbit. 

  • “Designed and built by i-Space, and measuring about 20 meters (66 feet) in length, the …

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