The first sea launch of Long March 11 rocket. It carries 7 satellites, which include a new high-resolution Earth observation satellite Jilin-1 and several test satellites, verifying such technologies as sea surface wind measuring and satellite interlink communication.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.INFO WIKI