Rocket company Galactic Energy launched its second Ceres-1 rocket late Dec. 6, becoming the first Chinese private firm to reach orbit twice.
China set a new national record for orbital launches in a calendar year with the launch of a commercial remote sensing satellite on a Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket Wednesday.
The status of a classified satellite launched from southwest China Sept. 27 remains unknown more than 12 hours after liftoff.
Remote sensing satellite firm completes huge funding round as Chinese space sector activity accelerates
Satellite firm's funding round caps a year of growing Chinese space industry investment alongside cooperation agreements between space companies and local governments.