written by tariq malik, on april 30th, 2022

who: china
what: launched a rocket with 5 satellites
when: april 30, 2022
where: from a platform in the east china sea
how: with a long march 11 solid fuel rocket
why: to test launching from a sea platform

interesting fact: saturday’s sea launch marked the farthest offshore liftoff yet for china. It was the third sea launch for the country. “the mission will accumulate technologies and experience for our sea launches in the future.”

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