Watch Satellite Footage of China’s OneSpace Startup Launching a Rocket from the Gobi Desert


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A satellite orbiting 332 miles above Earth recently captured some neat footage of China’s OneSpace startup launching a rocket from the Gobi Desert.

As cool as the video is, OneSpace was merely testing the solid-fueled booster of its OS-X1 rocket, reaching a suborbital altitude of 21.7 miles after taking off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

OneSpace CEO Shu Chang aims for the company to be “one of the biggest small-satellite launchers in the world,” aiming for 10 launches in 2019.

The company hopes to launch its first orbital flight later this year.

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