Chinese launched Suborbital Rocket

A Chinese private company launched a suborbital rocket carrying three miniature satellites, for two Chinese commercial companies, into space on Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.

Suborbital rockets or satellites are primarily used for scientific experiments.The 9.5-meter-long rocket can reach a maximum altitude of 175 km and has a top speed of 1,600 metres per second. It can travel for 450 seconds.

This was the company’s second launch this year. In April, it launched a suborbital rocket, the Hyperbola-1S, from a launch centre in the southern province of Hainan. The company also plans to launch a carrier rocket in 2019.

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