A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout
A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout
Space

China is developing a new commercial rocket that can carry 20 satellites

  • The small-lift vehicle will be ‘strongly competitive’, according to a scientist on the project
  • Developer says it will be able to transport up to 1.5 tonnes to an altitude of 500km and its first launch is expected next year

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A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout
A model of the Jielong-3 (left) and its predecessors. A rocket scientist on the project said it was aimed at the growing market for large-scale commercial satellite launches. Photo: Handout
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