This is how a suborbital rocket launch looks like from a satellite 332 miles above – and it is awesome!


You’ve likely never seen a rocket launch quite like this. When the Chinese commercial spaceflight startup OneSpace launched a rocket test flight on September 7, 2018, a satellite was watching. The result: one amazing video.

The video shows OneSpace’s OS-X1 rocket blast off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert during a suborbital test of the solid-fueled booster. It was captured by China’s Jilin-1 satellite in orbit 332 miles (535 kilometers) above Earth and was shared on the country’s social media site Weibo, according to China’s GB Times. Twitter user Dafeng Cao then shared the video on Twitter.

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