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    China's sea launch platform

    China has successfully launched a rocket using a sea launch platform. Others have done it bur as of now, China is the only one having the capability.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/scie...a-space-rocket

    China successfully launched a rocket into space from a civilian cargo ship at sea on Wednesday, becoming the first nation to fully own and operate a floating sea launch platform, a technology expected to significantly reduce the cost and risk of space missions.
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    I want to hear Sea Dragon coming from them.

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    See the launch from space.

    https://www.weibo.com/tv/v/HxUwWfoqF...80821251943365

    completed the first sea launch # [from the predecessors in space overlooking] Jilin No. 1 video star captured on June 5 in the Yellow Sea waters Long March 11 solid rocket carrying 7 satellites (including - Translated from Mandarin
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    "China's second sea-based space launch places 9 satellites in orbit"

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/20200...bee0648_1.html

    China launched a Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket from a ship in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday morning, sending nine satellites into orbit in the nation's second sea-based launch mission.

    The Long March 11-HY2 — the 10th member of the Long March 11 family — blasted off at 9:22 am from the Debo 3, a self-propelled deck barge that was modified for the mission.
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    "Seaborne rocket launches key to future of China’s space programme, experts say"

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mili...pace-programme

    Seaborne rocket launches like the one that shot nine satellites into orbit on Tuesday are set to become a major feature of China’s space programme as it seeks to keep pace with the United States and industry leaders like SpaceX, experts said.

    Chinese state newspaper Global Times reported that a Long March-11 rocket carrying new satellites for the Jilin-1 remote sensing constellation lifted off from a floating platform in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday morning.

    Observers said the development of a seaborne version of the Long March rocket was in line with industry trends, as borne out by SpaceX’s chief executive Elon Musk, who said in June the company planned to build more ports to accommodate them.
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    China planning to build a factory to produce Long March-11 rockets in Shandong province.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/20200...d0ba7a4ab.html

    The State-owned space conglomerate China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp is working with local authorities in Shandong province to set up a manufacturing complex for solid-propellant carrier rockets, according to a project insider.

    Jin Xin, deputy project manager of the Long March 11 solid-propellant rocket at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, said on Wednesday in Shandong's Yantai that his academy and the city government of Haiyang, a city administered by Yantai, are cooperating to construct the 800-hectare complex that will be capable of producing 20 solid-propellant rockets each year.

    The Beijing-based academy is China's dominant maker of carrier rockets and a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

    "It will be tasked with manufacturing our Long March 11 and Smart Dragon series solid-fuel rockets," he said. "Construction work is underway and is expected to be done before May 2021."
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    "Pushing the envelope: China’s ship-based space launches"

    https://www.orfonline.org/expert-spe...aunches-74516/

    On 15 September 2020, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) pulled off another significant feat that went unnoticed by many observers of the Chinese space program, if not all. A Long March 11 Space Launch Vehicle (SLV) from a surface vessel at sea launched nine satellites. This was the second such launch following the first in June 2019 in which a Long March 11 rocket launched multiple satellites into space. China is the third such country following the United States of America (USA) and the Russian Federation to possess and confirm sea-based space launch capability. Beyond propelling the PRC into an exclusive club, the latest launch from a maritime orbital platform gives the considerable flexibility and safety to execute space launch missions at short notice.
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