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China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

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China successfully launched a rocket from a ship at sea for the first time on Wednesday (Jun 5), state media reported, the latest step forward in its ambitious space programme.

The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a platform on a large semi-submersible barge in the Yellow Sea just after midday, state media said.

The small rocket, designed to be deployed quickly and from mobile launch sites such as a ship, carried seven satellites, including one that measures sea-surface winds to forecast typhoons.

Source: channelnewsasia.com

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