China Launches Very First Private Rocket In Space

Posted: May 21 2018, 8:11am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
China Launches Very First Private Rocket in Space
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China launches Very First Privately Owned Rocket into Outer Space

The People’s Republic of China sent a private rocket into space recently. This marks its first venture into the commercial arena as far as the race for space is concerned.

OneSpace Technologies is a company that is situated in Beijing and it arranged for the take-off of its OS-X rocket from money that came from its own coffers.

The launch took place from a closely guarded place, the whereabouts of which were not disclosed to anybody. This rocket reached a height of 25 miles and later on fell to earth after covering 170 miles, according to ChinaDaily.

OneSpace Technologies will make such launches of satellites atop rockets a common occurrence in the future times. Till now, China’s space forays had been the responsibility of the China National Space Administration.

This government firm had launched satellites, scientific groups, and even ordinary people into outer space. It even included among its achievements, the sending of robots on the lunar surface, the putting of space stations in orbital axis and last, but not least, some great expectations for the time ahead.

Now, after 50 years of space exploration, private companies are also being included in China’s quest to go beyond our home planet.

The president of China, Xi Jinping made it clear about half a dozen years ago that his country will become a spaceflight superpower soon. It was four years ago that the government included private space companies in the game.

OneSpace has some very big plans to conquer the virgin territory that is outer space. The CEO of the company spoke of how he wanted his firm to become the largest launcher of small satellites in the entire global village.

Also, the CEO compared his agency to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. However, some have labeled this as undue optimism. The materials both space agencies deal in are worlds apart from each other. Only time will tell whether OneSpace manages to live up to the expectations of its CEO.

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