Test of the Chinese rocket filmed from space

On September 7, a solid-fuel suborbital rocket OS-X1 was launched from the Jiuquan cosmodrome. During the 200-second flight, it reached an altitude of 200 km. Soon a test video appeared on the network, taken from a height of 535 km by the Chinese satellite Jilin-1.
OS-X1 was built by Chinese private company OneSpace, founded in 2015 by millionaire Shu Chang. The rocket has a length of 10.2 m, a diameter of 0.85 m and a starting mass of 8.1 tons. The past test was the second for this carrier. The first test took place on May 17 of this year. Then the rocket reached a height of 40 km. According to project documentation, OS-X will be able to display up to 100 kg of payload to a height of up to 800 km. The rocket is planned to be used to launch experimental equipment and develop various technologies. According to Shu Chang, OneSpace already has a number of orders for OS-X from various Chinese customers.
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But still, the main purpose of OneSpace is full orbital launches. The company plans to achieve this goal with the help of OS-M1 media.The rocket will be able to bring 205 kg of payload to a 300-kilometer low low-Earth orbit and up to 73 kg to an 800-kilometer solar-synchronous orbit.
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This is the second suborbital test carried out by a Chinese startup in recent days. On September 5, I-Space successfully launched the SQX-1Z rocket. Such activity is associated with the huge competition prevailing in the Chinese aerospace market. By some estimates, today there are over 60 different start-ups in the country. All of them were opened after 2014, when the government of the Celestial Empire allowed private companies to develop their own launch vehicles. Each of the participants in the Chinese space race is trying with all its might to overtake the competitors and occupy the free niche.
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The next test of a private Chinese rocket may take place as early as October. Recently, Landspace announced its intention to launch a Zhuque-1 carrier before the end of this year. Unlike recent tests of OS-X1 and SQX-1Z, this launch will be orbital. According to the company, Zhuque-1 can bring 300 kg of payload to a 300-kilometer near-earth orbit.

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