China has recently added another achievement on its list by launching the first ever Private Space Rocket designed by OneSpace Technologies. According to CNN, the 30-foot (9 meters) OS-X has launched recently from one of Northwest China’s platform.
The rocket has covered 170 miles (273km) in space and has reached an altitude of 35 miles (40km) from its launch pad. The objective of this project is to spend less than $10,000 for a kilogram of Cargo, which will boost the growth of private space firms so that they can work independently from the China National Space Administration. However, it will coordinate with China National Space Administration for research and development when needed.
According to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, which is a state-owned company, the OS-X has developed in a year time to gather data for a research project. The company is working on a startup and has launched the project to collect data for it. However, engineering professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology aerospace, Xin