First launch of Chinese private company OrienSpace's Gravity-1 launch vehicle from an ocean-going launch platform. Payload is Yunyao-1 18-20, 3 weather satellites performing atmospheric measurements using GNSS Radio Occultation for a Tianjin based company. Constellation is planned to have an eventual 90 satellites.
A 4 stage launch vehicle by Chinese private company OrienSpace, consisting of 5 solid rocket motors clustered together but with the center motor igniting just before boosters separation. The upper two stages also uses solid fuel.See Gravity-1 Details
A young Chinese launch startup has reached orbit with its Gravity-1 all-solid launch vehicle, smashing the record for payload capacity for Chinese commercial rockets.