- China successfully sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission using an updated version of the low-cost
- Kuaizhou-1A rocket, amidst the Communist giant's determined bid to expand its ambitious space programme.
- The rocket, carrying
1. the satellite JL-1 and
2.two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1,
blasted off from northwestern China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province at around 12:11 pm Beijing Time, according to a statement from the center.