BEIJING, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — When talking about private space programs, most people will think of the visionary American entrepreneur Elon Musk and his Space X. He founded the company aiming to send humans to Mars. Recently, a Chinese private aerospace company, i-Space, successfully launched its own carrier rocket SQX-1 into orbit, giving new momentum to the development of the private aerospace industry.
This is the first successful orbital launch of a commercial rocket carrying multiple satellites by a private Chinese company. It also completed its assigned tasks of advertising in space and sending back footage. Unlike previous rockets developed by state-owned aerospace institutions for major space missions, in the future, private rockets can be used for purposes other than scientific exploration, which will greatly boost development of the domestic aerospace industry.
In recent years, every progress China made in the field has attracted worldwide attention. And the launch of the SQX-1 rocket is no exception. It was reported that Elon Musk also cheered for the launch.
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