Raumfahrt - Private Chinese company launches smart suborbital rocket



The OS-X6B suborbital rocket launches on Feb. 5, 2021. (Credit: OneSpace)

A new smart suborbital rocket developed by a private Chinese company was successfully launched from a site in northwest China on Friday, according to the company.

The "Chongqing Liangjiang Star" OS-X6B, with a length of 9.4 meters, was launched at 5:05 p.m. It completed a flight time of about 580 seconds, reaching a maximum altitude of about 300 km, said OneSpace Technology Group Co.

The launch marks the first time that a private Chinese rocket company has realized controlled re-entry flight, human-in-the-loop space flight control, and (upper stage) redundant fault-tolerant control, according to OneSpace.

It also completed the verification of a number of key technologies and obtained a large amount of real flight environment data.

Established in 2015, the Beijing-based OneSpace is China's first private company with a license to develop carrier rockets, with a manufacturing base in southwestern Chongqing Municipality. Enditem

Quelle: Xinhua

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