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Chinese space company launches suborbital rocket

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Added On September 7, 2018

The rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. 

 
The suborbital rocket, a 9.5-meter-long SQX-1Z, was carrying three CubeSats miniature satellites for two Chinese commercial companies.
 
A company statement said the rocket would release two satellites for testing, while the third would be parachuted to Earth.
 
This was the company's second launch this year after Hyperbola-1S was launched from Hainan in April. 
 
It also plans to launch a carrier rocket in 2019.