Credit: iSpace/China Central Television (CCTV)


For the first time in China, a carrier rocket developed by a private company has successfully sent satellites into orbit.

iSpace’s Hyperbola-1 launch vehicle was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, northwest China, on July 25, 2019, at 05:00 UTC (13:00 local time).

Solid fuel launcher

Hyperbola-1 is a four-stage small solid launch vehicle designed by iSpace, (Beijing Interstellar Glory Space Technology Corporation)  with a payload capacity of over 570 pounds (260 kilograms).

Credit: New China TV/XinhuaVideo

Hyperbola-1 launched two satellites into orbit, a balloon satellite and the BP-1B satellite, developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation and Beijing Institute of Technology.








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