A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters
A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters
Space

China plans coastal base to launch rockets from the sea

  • New site could help cut cost and risk associated with satellite launches by offering greater flexibility
  • Official says facility can help meet demands of the country’s rapidly growing aerospace sector

Topic |   Space
A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters
A Long March 11 carrier rocket takes off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea in June last year. Photo: Reuters
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