One of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: XinhuaOne of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: Xinhua
One of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: Xinhua

China confirms satellite launch after military rocket’s ‘dragon’s tail’ stirs online speculation

  • Two rockets launched from mobile vehicle that could rapidly replace Chinese satellites in orbit if they are damaged or attacked
  • Launch created striking zigzag shaped vapour that was visible 500km away in Beijing

Topic |   China’s military
One of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: XinhuaOne of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: Xinhua
One of the KZ1A rockets blasts off. Photo: Xinhua
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