On June 5, 2019, at 12:06 pm Beijing Time, the Long March 11 carrier rocket was launched from the Yellow Sea, carrying two experimental technology satellites and five commercial satellites.
The launch is the 306th launch of the Long March family.
The Chinese solid-fueled carrier rocket CZ-11 WEY of the Long March family has undertaken six successful tests before the latest launch from a sea-based platform. It is the first time that it has been launched from the sea, with improvements in both technology and reliability.
According to the experts, launching a carrier rocket from the sea has the benefit of being more flexible, more adaptable and more economical. Sea launches provide increased flexibility when choosing the launching point and the landing area, meeting the demand of various track payloads, and providing better business launching services for the “Belt and Road” area.
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