China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

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2019/06/05 | 281 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | SPACE

China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time on Wednesday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing's push to become a major space power.The Asian giant now spends more than Russia and Japan on its civil and military space programmes -- unveiling ambitious plans for missions to the moon and beyond in the coming decade.A Long March 11 rocket was launched from a ship in the Yellow Sea just after midday, the China National Space Administration said in a statement."Thi...(…)

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