Chinese space authorities prepare to launch a rocket from a commercial cargo ship at sea. Photo: Handout

China rolls out rules to guide development of SpaceX-style commercial rocket research in the country

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping has made becoming a “space flight superpower” a priority for his government
Topic |   Space

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Chinese space authorities prepare to launch a rocket from a commercial cargo ship at sea. Photo: Handout
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China has successfully launched a rocket into space from the Yellow Sea, making it the first nation to fully own and operate a floating sea launch platform. Photo: China National Space Administration

China rockets to forefront of global space race with sea launch success

  • China has become the first nation to fully own and operate a floating launch platform for its space missions
Topic |   China science

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China has successfully launched a rocket into space from the Yellow Sea, making it the first nation to fully own and operate a floating sea launch platform. Photo: China National Space Administration
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