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China’s commercial rocket CERES-1 completes maiden flight


China's new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China's new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China's new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China's new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China's new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China's new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China's new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China's new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 7, 2020. China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

JIUQUAN, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) — China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending one satellite into planned orbit.

The rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 3:12 p.m. (Beijing Time).

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