A Long March-11 solid propellant carrier rocket is launched from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea off east China's Shandong province, on June 5, 2019. [Image from Xinhua]
China successfully launched a rocket from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea off Shandong province on June 5, 2019, sending two technology experiment satellites and five commercial satellites into space.
A Long March-11 solid propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 p.m. from the mobile platform. It is China's first space launch from a sea-based platform and the 306th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
The rocket is also named "CZ-11 WEY" under an agreement between the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, China Space Foundation and a Chinese automobile producer.