BEIJING — A Chinese start up successfully tested an engine for its light rocket, which is set to be launched by June 2018.
The test was conducted in a test ground in East China’s Jiangxi province on Dec 22, said Shu Chang, chief executive officer of Beijing-based One Space, on Dec 23.
The engine uses solid propellants and will power the company’s X-series light rockets, Shu said, adding that engineers have finished designing the rocket’s main body and electrical system.
The engine cannot only drive light carrier rockets but also sub-orbital spacecraft, he said.
Founded in 2015, One Space focuses on developing light rockets that can carry small satellites at affordable prices.