This small rocket, designed to rapidly deploy and launch from mobile launchers such as ships, carries seven artificial satellites, including one to measure the sea surface wind to forecast storms.
Chinese state media on June 5 reported that the country has for the first time successfully tested the 11th Truong Chinh missile from the ship, the latest step in Beijing's ambitious space program.
The Truong Chinh 11 missile was fired from the deck of a large ship in the Yellow Sea at 4 am (GMT).
This small rocket, designed to rapidly deploy and launch from mobile launchers such as ships, carries seven artificial satellites , including one to measure the sea surface wind to forecast storms.
The missile also carries two telecommunications satellites of China 125, a Beijing-based technology enterprise. The company plans to launch hundreds of satellites to also service global data networks.
Last March, with the implementation of the mission of bringing ChinaSat 6C telecommunications satellite to orbit, the generation of Truong Chinh boosters of China completed the "milestone" of 300 launches, bringing a total of 506 satellites. into the universe since 1970.
According to official statistics, generations of Truong Chinh boosters, developed by China Space Science and Technology Group (CASC), have been implemented 96.4% of the total number of tasks since its inception. The launch of the country's satellite with a success rate of about 96%. Currently, the frequency of China's satellite launch has reached an average of 23.5 times per year.
In recent years, China has considered the space program a top priority in the race to catch up with the United States and become a space power in 2030. China also plans to start building space stations. separately in 2020.